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Joseph, Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Experience:  I have 15 years experience in criminal litigation including several years as a felony prosecutor
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I have been employed with the City for almost 12yrs. Completed

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I have been employed with the City for almost 12yrs. Completed a CORI before I was hired. Yesterday my supervisor brought to my attention, that it was brought to their attention that I Warrant for for my arrest was issued on 5/2000 from Wrentham Ma, for a larceny under $250 that occurred in 9/1999. My name, Social security was correct, My address back then was correct but the city and zip code were incorrect. There was no physical description or date of birth. I did have and issue in the mid 90's, where my mother was opening credit cards, using my name and social security. I am confused on what to do at this point, if I go to Walpole PD to clear my name, will I be arrested on the spot? and why after almost 13yrs with the City, why is this coming out now

You should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney to handle this for you. The attorney could confirm the warrant and contact the office of the prosecuting attorney. In speaking with the prosecutor's, he could check on the validity of the facts behind the warrant and, if you are correct, potentially have the warrant dismissed.


In theory, you could handle this on your own. However, if you contact anyone directly, you run the risk of being picked up on the warrant and taken to jail. If you can explain the situation thoroughly and you get an understanding prosecutor, you may be able to work it out but you may not be so lucky.


As to the length of time involved, unfortunately, this is not terribly unusual. While law enforcement attempts to serve warrants in a more timely fashion, this does not always happen. On the plus side, the sheer passage of time probably benefits you. Assuming the allegations are true, it would be all the more difficult for the prosecutor to prove his case when this occurred more than a decade ago. This is certainly something that an experienced criminal defense attorney could use to your benefit.

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