Good afternoon Dorothy,
I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
In order to get your license renewed, you must deal with the traffic citations and the failure to appear warrant with the court first. It is not otherwise possible to get your license. Unfortunately, you will have to go to NJ to do this. It cannot be done from FL.
If a warrant has been issued for you because you failed to appear at court to answer to the citation or charge made against you, then you will need to contact the criminal court clerk’s office at the courthouse and ask what the amount of bond is for the warrant. The warrant was issued because of your failure to appear at court as directed. You will then need to go to the court and post the bond on the bench warrant. The bond is usually between $500 and $1,000,cash only, and then you will get another court date to appear to answer to the underlying charge as well as to your failure to appear at the first hearing.
If you are fearful of going to the court to post bond, you can have a friend do it, or even a local attorney. However, they are not waiting at court to arrest you. Call ahead to ask how much the bond amount on the warrant is---take in the cash to pay the bond, and you will be given a new hearing date.
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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,