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Hello, how are you today?
So you are wondering how to have a warrant lifted?
What were you serving the weekends on?
Hello,, I am doing ok
It was for a DUR
Great, good to hear.
When I was arrested, I was not aware of it because I have a wyoming license and it was in colorado.
This is from a DWAI, that I had received
To answer your question, a court is simply not going to lift a warrant for arrest, unless the issue that is underlying the arrest warrant is addressed. In this case, the fact that you were to serve on the weekends, and did not show, is enough cause for them to issue the warrant. In these circumstances, it is best to contact an attorney who can either contact a judge in the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued, and arrange for an agreement where you can serve the time and still be able to arrange care for your children. However, until you address that issue, the warrant can not be lifted, especially where a warrant was issued for your failure to appear.
I started the program, but I just was not able to finish
I understand completely, and you have exigent circumstances surrounding the non-appearance, however, the warrant can not be lifted without a judge lifting the warrant. In order to lift the warrant the issue underlying the warrant must be remedied.
I also made attempts to restart the program and when I did they told me I had to contact the courts before I could restart it, I made phone calls to the court and no one ever responded in a decent time frame
I understand, and that is all relevant to your attempt to restart the program, and to comply with the obligations, but the Judge/court does not know of that yet, as that information has not been provided to them. The clerk of court can not remedy a filed warrant. The only departments that could is the DA's office that prosecuted the case, or a defense attorney contacting a judge.
I also contacted the DA's office of where it came from and they told me to call the court room to see if I could get it lifted.
ok, that makes sense
Does that answer your question?
So I just need to contact a defense attorney, so they can speak on my behalf to get this issue resolved?
Do you know of any defense attorney's in this area that could assit me, that will not be too expensive
Would filing a motion do me any good at all?
I can not refer attorney's per the terms of this website. I apologize, but if you want a referral then contact the state bar association or your local bar association. A motion is likely, but sometimes a call would do.
I have made a phone call to the court, but no one answered, so I left a voicemail, I will try to contact them again tomorrow
are you able to assit on the proper wording of the motion.
I can not give specific legal advice or provide legal documents either. The terms of the website do not allow, as it would be the giving of legal advice.
An attorney in your area would be able to get one out pretty fast.
You have answered my questions
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