I was one of the 560 individuals who received tickets for an open container in Hoboken, NJ on St. Patty's day 2007. I was 26 at the time and on my neighbor's front stoop with an empty cup that was previous full of beer. I received a ticket that claimed it was a $250 fine and mandatory court date. I appeared in court and they threatened me (and others) of jail time in the event that we plead 'not guilty'... I was intimidated and plead guilty, only to be slapped with a $1000 fine. I never paid the fine and now have a NJ warrant out for my arrest.
How do I clear this up? What legal issues am I facing in my homestate (MA)? And any idea as to what this might cost??