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A bench warrant never expires - thus, there would be no statute of limitations claim.
It is likely that you'll receive a small fine and probation. If they let you out on a $100 bond, they're not too worried about you. You should go to court and get this behind you once and for all.
If you want an attorney, you should consult with one. However, you could go to court and see what the judge has in mind regarding your charges and if you think you'll need an attorney, the judge should give you time to secure counsel.
You said that you were told that they had a warrant for your arrest, and you likely did if you had a charge and you failed to appear in court.
You would not have been arrested without a warrant being outstanding.
ok well why did it just show up? it doesn't make any sense actually it showed up feb 2010 and a police officer informed me when i got a speeding ticket and i have had plenty of tickets before
It is odd, but it is also possible that this warrant slipped through the cracks. I was in court last week and saw a warrant from 1985 that was just served and the guy had lived in the same address all those years, served on a jury, went out of the country, went through road blocks, etc.
I can't explain why it just appeared, but if you were arrested, it is there and must be dealt with.