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This is a difficult situation. Ordinarily, a warrant would show up anytime a person is pulled over. Further, a person should not be allowed to renew his or her license with an outstanding traffic warrant.
That said, all of that is subject to human error. It is possible that the warrant was not properly entered, it was a warrant entered for someone else, and it somehow was put under his name, or that the people who should have caught this in the past did not actually run him when they should have.
The best thing you can do is contact the court that issued the warrant and find out if the error was on their end. They will have record of his ticket and whether it was paid. If they show payment and completion of the ticket, then you can simply get a copy and ask them to withdraw the warrant.
My son just told me that he did call and they said the ticket has not been paid. Would this show up on his DMV driving record? He doesn't have 5000 dollars
Yes, the failure to appear will show up on his driving record.
The cost of the ticket is not $5000. There may be a bond, but that does not mean he will actually have to put up that amount of money.
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