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Dear sue andrews
Is this a warrant for his arrest - or a warrant the was issued by the court as a bench warrant because your husband failed to appear at his arraigment or trial?
Thanks for the information so I can accurately assist you ~ Michelle
Well, when he turns himself in on the warrant, a bond can be placed - or he can be released on his own recognizance. Because it was so long ago, there is a possibility that he can have the DA dismiss the charges - unless he was using explosives to committ a crime.
This would carry a penalty no more than 6 months and/or a $1000 fine, if there were a conviction - however, a judge can impose probation for a first offense
If my answer has been helpful, please ACCEPT my answer so I get credit for my effort to help you . If I can be of further help, let me know. Appropriate FEEDBACK is appreciated as is a bonus. Thanks ~ Michelle
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