Last year while traveling through Utah and Idaho I ended up having my car searched 3 times (two of them because I ran out of gas and one while sleeping in my car, and getting marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges each time, along with another event I got charges in Tooele Utah. My hands are paralyzed and I dropped some buds in between the console and couldn't get them, guess the officers could smell it. I ended up fleeing to Denver where I could use it medically without getting in trouble and avoid going to jail which was a bad idea because there are now warrants out for my arrest and I'm back in Utah. It's just a matter of time until I'm caught, many people know I'm here, so I've been considering turning myself in and hoping that will look better. sounds like I'll be in jail for a very long time all the different police agencies try to figure out, who gets me, when and for how long and not being able to pay the fines. (I'll lose my disability payments of $850 a month while in jail) Not sure where to start. With all these different locations how will community service and drug testing work? Scared & Stupid
You are looking at a very complicated scenario. Do you have any prior convictions for drug use? If so, you need to contact an attorney yesterday to negotiate the removal of the warrants and the multiple cases. If you cannot afford an attorney for the whole case, you may still consider hiring one on limited scope to help you get the warrants removed. At which point you can petition the court for a public defender in both jurisdictions. If you arrange for a hearing to remove the warrants, you are much more likely to remain out of jail pending resolution of your cases than if you are randomly picked up on the warrants by police.
With that many open cases you ought to hire an attorney to get them all lined up and streamlined for resolution.
You can turn yourself in, or you can hire an attorney with the money you would be losing in jail and get these matters wrapped up. These issues are serious, but they're not out in force looking for you. If you are proactive and get before the court, they can be settled without issue.
There may also be violations of your rights committed by arresting officers. Good luck!
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