the warrant is for grand theft from an auto parts shop. he has no recall of the incident. he was never contacted by anyone not even police and according to public records he has a warrant with 5000$ bail however he has never been to court. what can I do about this. the da on the case won't even talk to me or him.
He needs a lawyer. State Attorney won't talk to him directly. There may be no way to avoid the arrest even if the case ends up getting dismissed. Was the warrant issued for missing court or is it the original warrant issued on the criminal case?
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The bottom line with warrants is that they suck (well that and that oftentimes they end up in untimely and inconvenient incarceration). When it comes to the subject of warrants, anyone anywhere who has knowledge of the existence of the warrant has 2 choices: Either they can deal with it proactively, in an offensive manner or they can live day to day, waiting until it is ultimately served, and then play catch-up (defense).
In this light warrants can be likened to cancer. If it exists (whether it is a warrant or cancer) then you have a problem. You can either choose to deal with the problem and hope for the best or you can wait for the problem to deal with you in its own natural fashion. In the former event it may or may not work out favorably for you, but, in the case of a warrant, at least the State and the Judge will have to acknowledge that you voluntarily chose to bring the matter to them (which is an undeniable fact that even an inexperienced lawyer should be able to use your advantage during the pendency of your case). In the later event, however, just as with cancer, the longer that you choose to wait (whether in denial, self-pity or simply because you are lost in hope, desperation and prayer that it'll heal itself / go away) then more time that it has to metasticize and destroy you from within.
Your father may well have defenses to your charges, I don't know. What I do know is that you should discuss the matter with an experienced St. Pete area criminal defense lawyer. Further, I am certain that, right, wrong or indifferent that the warrant is a veritable cancer which will almost surely prejudice your father, whether with the Court, the State or both, sometime down the legal pike.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You and/or your father should contact an attorney as soon as possible. A criminal defense attorney can assist and advise you on the best way to deal with the warrant.
I am sorry to hear that. You need to call a local defense lawyer immediately. He/she can arrange a motion to surrender or a walk through with a bondsmen to avoid your father's arrest. Your attorney will then be able to review the police report and talk with the state attorney about a resolution to the case.
I would call a bail bondsman and arrange to have the bond ready to be posted. The booking process can take a few hours. I further recommend going to the Hillsborough County jail's self-turn in on Orient road. They work pretty quick and it is at a separate facility than the actual jail and make it somewhat painless.
I'd be interested to know why he was never arrested or interviewed by police. Could this warrant be for a violation of probation after he pled to a GT. If you hire a local attorney, they may be able to get a copy of the warrant in order to get more details.
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