I found out recently, while trying to obtain a Driver's License in the state of Maine, that in 2004 there was a warrant for my arrest issued. I was sentenced to 24 hours of community service in 2003, I complete the community service but being young and not thorough I didn't pay attention to the detail of having to report this service within one year. Since I did not report it, the warrant was issued. I need to clear this up so I can obtain a Driver's License in Maine.
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I certainly understand your situation. Do you have any proof of completion at this time, to show the court?
I do not, I called the historical mansion I worked for to see if they would have records that far back and they said no. The NC court mentioned that I need to get the arrest lifted and perhaps perform the community service again...but I'm not sure if it will be that simple.
Sarah, I certainly understand your concern. When a warrant has been issued, either the defendant or an attorney on their behalf, can file a motion with the court, to lift the warrant and reset the court date. The facts surrounding the basis for lifting the warrant can be stated within the motion and the defendant can appear at the new court date, to resolve the matter. If good cause is shown, the warrant may be lifted but the court may still require that the community service be performed again, unless evidence can be shown that it was completed or the Judge will place the defendant under oath and take their Testimony, believing that they did perform this and just did not know they had to report it. Once the warrant is lifted, you can obtain your license, even if the court date is not set until a later time.
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Thank you. XXXXX have to file the motion in person? I know I can get a form mailed to me but my understanding is I would have to give it to the deputy clerk on duty. I'm not sure if it is something I can do from afar until the court date is rescheduled.
It does need to be filed in person. This is why, you should retain an attorney, if you wanted to stay away from the court house. Moreover, the warrant may be lifted by the Judge, prior to the court date, so that the only matter to address when you arrive, is the issue with community service.
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