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I have 2 outstanding tickets, one of which is for expired registration

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I have 2 outstanding tickets, one of which is for expired registration and the other for expired inspection for my car. It's now been over a year, I've completely missed the opportunity to take care of this easily, and now I have 2 warrants for my arrest for failing to show up at the court house.

What are my options? I went online and it shows bail at $200 for each warrant, on top of the $170 each ticket fine cost. What should I do? I want to take care of this as soon as possible, should I go to the court house and pay this fine or find an attorney?

Will I have to pay the bail if I go to the court house, and if I can't am I arrested? I have the money for the tickets, just not the bail that is set...
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer!

I am sorry to learn of your experience. Did you ever get the registration renewed and inspection taken care of?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I did take care of both, being completely absent minded, I forgot to fax or simply go to the court house and submit the documents for dismissal.
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Thank you.

There should be no problem in simply going to the court (bring proof of those documents, just in case), take your money, pay the fines, and the warrants will be recalled and file closed.

From the described facts, there's no concern for being arrested or being taken to jail. The court will be happy to close out the files.

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