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Legally, I am afraid he has to begin his road to recovery and making a comeback by turning himself in on the warrant. If he sticks his head in the sand and does nothing, it will not go away I am afraid and will only get much worse and become more expensive and harder to deal with.
At this point, I know that it seems like a mountain to climb, but I am afraid that he will have to turn himself in and face his punishment and present proof he was in jail as reason he missed his court date. He will be entitled to a public defender
and he needs to get one appointed to represent him as soon as he can and begin working on setting up a fine schedule and then he can get his child support arrears on track.
He also needs to file a motion to modify support in his child support case and in that he needs to explain his significant change in financial circumstances of losing his job. He does not have to get into the arrests and should not. The court can lower support and make arrangements for payments as long as he files the motion and proves to the court his loss of income as soon as possible. Failure to do this means the court will just not have any sympathy on him later down the road when it finally catches up to him and they can actually issue another suspension on his license for non-support meaning that even once his license is reinstated for the DUI he would not be able to get his license because of the support he owes.
You need to get him not only to the public defender, but you need to get him to legal aid to help him with the support issues as they are only getting worse by inaction.
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