Illinois lawyer for failures to appear and traffic ticket warrants.
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Many of our clients come to us with more complicated and sometimes tricky legal issues with their licenses. These issues are best to deal with sooner rather than later. Sometimes a very simple slip of the memory (ie, forgetting to pay a ticket on time), can lead to a very thorny mess (ie, facing 2-10 days in jail for the offense of Driving on a Suspended License).
Unpaid Illinois traffic tickets and citations don’t ever resolve themselves. They only get more complicated, costing you in many ways: money, time, missed work, a suspended license and even arrest. If you have a Illinois arrest warrant or attachment for your arrest due to an unpaid traffic ticket(s) or citation(s), it is best deal with it immediately before the situation gets more complicated and more costly.
What is a Bench Warrant?
If you failed to show up for court, or made a court appearance, but you failed to comply with the orders of the court, then they may have issued a bench warrant. You often have two options: resolve the issue or go to jail. We always recommend resolution over jail.
Some people ask: It’s just a traffic ticket arrest warrant, can you really be arrested and taken to jail?
YES – Illinois police make an effort to arrest every person with an outstanding traffic warrant in the state. Traffic warrants are real warrants. If you are identified by a Illinois police officer or Illinois trooper while you have an outstanding traffic warrant you are subject to immediate arrested. This is true even if your traffic ticket was for something simple like expired license plates, having a light out, or running a red light, or even a computer mistake.
If you have an outstanding Illinois traffic arrest warrant that has been reported to DMV, you can not renew your Illinois driver’s license. Let us do what it takes to get your driver’s license straightened out.
What happens after the arrest warrant is resolved through our legal services?
If your traffic ticket has an arrest warrant attachment or a bench warrant for your arrest has issued because you missed the Court date on the ticket, we can help you with the traffic ticket violation in court by negotiating an agreement with the prosecuting attorney or judge in addition to resolving your arrest warrant.
If your ticket went into warrant after you have made arrangements with the Court or Court window or clerk, often we can arrange to reinstate the original agreement with additional time to complete the requirements.
Don’t Risk Going To Jail!
If you have been contacted by the Illinois town or Illinois County where your ticket was first issued, turn to the traffic ticket warrant lawyers at Andreano Law for a free consultation of your Illinois traffic warrant case. I offer services throughout the State of Illinois.