My boyfriend was pulled over for speeding with a suspended license. He received a ticket and was to appear in court. We went to one court date, and then he received dates for a hearing. He failed to appear at these court dates and now has a warrant for his arrest. We are going back to the court monday but we need to know if his case is civil or criminal.
Speeding is a civil infraction. A warrant cannot be issued for failure to respond to a traffic ticket. Any failure to pay will result in a license suspension until the fine is paid.
Driving on a suspended license is a crime. Failure to show up to court will result in a warrant for your arrest. Your license can also be suspended for non-payment of fines and failure to appear.
Driving while license is suspended or revoked is a criminal charge. He should surrender himself voluntarily and explain his non appearance to the court and obtain counsel to represent him.
Answers to questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship.The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not permit confidential communication.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline