Your best course of action is to hire a traffic attorney in the county where your ticket was issued, which would appear to be Warren County. You will not be able to get your license until you have taken care of the old ticket or tickets. You also need to pay the fines and court costs involved. A good traffic attorney can look at your old ticket, your driving record, etc. and hopefully handle the speeding ticket in a manner that will not affect your insurance rates, i.e. plead you to a non-moving violation such as improper equipment. This will depend on how traffic matters are typically handled in Warren County. An attorney may also be able to get the court to waive the FTA fee. Good luck to you.
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Failure to appear on a traffic citation can result in several different things. The most obvious is a license suspension and the associated FTA fee. There may also be restoration fees with the department of transportation/division of motor vehicles.
Some traffic citations are criminal offenses. In certain circumstances, a failure to appear can also result in an order for arrest.
Either way, it would be wise to speak with an experienced criminal/traffic attorney.
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