I got a fare evasion ticket a month or so ago with a friend for hopping the turnstile. We both got 100$ yellow tickets. I lost mine, and don't exactly have the money to pay for this right now. I am 18, my friend is 17. I know that I will have a warrant issued for my arrest if I don't pay, but what happens if I pay late? And let's say I do want to pay on time, but I don't know how because I lost my ticket... What should I do?
You seem to be a little too cavalier about a warrant being issued. If a warrant is issued you can be arresstted anywhere anytime and detained. That is no fun at all and certainly not worth it. Once a warrant is issued it won't go away until you appear in court. Depending on what it was that you were charged with you dont necessarily simply want to plead guilty and pay it (it may leave you with a record). I suggest you resolve this issue before any warrants are ordered. If you lost your paperwork you can always contact the court and get the information from them.
You go back to the clerk and straighten it out. As soon as you have the $, get it done.
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Did you get sent to a criminal court or to the Transit Authority's Adjudicatio Bureau? I would call both and figure it out and then deal with the situation. A warrant is a bad thing to have hanging over your head because if you get pulled over in a car or are in an accident the police may arrest you...or they may just show up at your house at 6 am one day.
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