what steps to take when you have a arrest warrant?
Question Details: my son who is 19 soon to be 20 has 6 tickets he recieved in July and now has a warrant for his arrest for assault in the 3rd degree. He has two court dates for the tickets. He doesn't have any money. What will happen to him? Or better yet what does he need to do?
Although I do not practice law in the State of Georgia, here are my initial impressions. First, despite not having any money, your son needs to consult with and/or retain an attorney. Second, once he has done so, he should arrange to turn himself in on the outstanding warrant. If he cannot afford an attorney prior to turning himself in, he should do so early in the morning (like 5 a.m.) any day of the week other than a Friday, so that he can be arraigned in court on the same day and apply for a public defender. Once an attorney and/or a public defender has reviewed these files, he/she will be able to develop a strategy to resolve them as favorably as possible. However, if your son fails to obtain competent legal counsel he will risk turning these several relatively minor matters into significant legal problems. Good luck.