The man, who left the country while his case was pending back in 1987, learned the hard way that bench warrants do not just go away. Even 26 years later, a generation of prosecutors who weren't even born when this man first got arrested are still zealously pursuing the harsh DUI penalties that Florida has.
As a Miami-Dade bench warrant attorney and Broward bench warrant attorney, I have assisted clients in setting aside warrants that are sometimes 20, even 30 years old. These clients learned that simply leaving the jurisdiction doesn't resolve the matter. It takes effort and skill to properly set aside a warrant so that it doesn't follow you around for the rest of your life, no matter where you go.
Misdemeanors and criminal traffic offenses may not be felonies, but they are crimes and they carry possible jail time. Misdemeanor and criminal traffic warrants are nothing to fool around with. You can be arrested on these warrants and you can be taken to jail.
Criminal defense attorney Eric Matheny represents clients charged with criminal traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses. Attorney Eric Matheny assists clients resolve their bench warrants in Miami-Dade and Broward. Call today to speak with Attorney Eric Matheny.