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I was supposed to pay 5000 for alominy, judge ordered it and

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I was supposed to pay 5000 for alominy , judge ordered it and I payed 4250. The order stated if not paid bench warrant issued for 72 hours. I have a minor child who lives with me he is 17. Can they lock me up? Actually they broke in my house with the warrant and I got away. I'm on the run, n my son is scared
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?
Customer: Pa
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I guess on Tuesday that's when they came to my house
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: No I'm struggling a bit with money
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Michael J, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is Michael; I look forward to assisting you today.
By continuing, you acknowledge that I am not providing legal advice and can only comment on the law in general.

The police can absolutely lock you up if they have a warrant. I suggest you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately and find out exactly what you need to do to take care of the warrant.

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will they rescind it if I pay whatever it is I need to pay
Expert:  Michael J, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Sometimes, attorneys can make a deal where they will rescind the warrant if you pay. That's why you should talk to one ASAP.


Expert:  Michael J, Esq. replied 1 year ago.