This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of traffic warrants in Little Rock, Arkansas. We felt it necessary to write on this topic as many people make the mistake of thinking that a warrant is “no big deal.” The fact of the matter, however, is that having an outstanding warrant can lead to your arrest and, often, much larger issues. The goal of our last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to understand the seriousness of such a situation. It is also our hope that this information will help people to make a more informed decision when they are selecting a criminal defense attorney.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- The importance of handling traffic warrants immediately
- How traffic warrants lead to additional charges
- Handling traffic warrants from outside Arkansas
There are several reasons why people should understand these topics. First, failing to quickly handle a warrant may lead to your license being suspended, your not being able to drive to work, and your being arrested if you are stopped by law enforcement. Second, it is somewhat common for police to stop someone due to a traffic warrant and uncover additional criminal conduct (such as drug possession) during the stop. Such evidence would be admissible in Court and a person will find themselves facing serious criminal charges as a result. Finally, some make the mistake of thinking they do not have to handle an Arkansas warrant if they live out of state. The truth of the matter, however, is that you will find your license suspended in your home state if you fail to handle an outstanding warrant and TSA will also prohibit you from boarding an airplane.
If you received a ticket and then either missed your court date or failed to pay the fine then it is important that you contact an attorney immediately to deal with any outstanding traffic warrants you may have. Our Little Rock lawyers have over twenty-five years of combined experience in defending the rights of the accused and are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.