This is the next post in our series on dealing with traffic warrants in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our last article provided an overview of topics we will be discussing and stressed the need to immediately contact an attorney if you believe a warrant has been issued for your arrest. Contacting counsel sooner, rather than later, helps to ensure that additional problems do not arise. We will be expanding on that point in this article by discussing why one should immediately deal with a warrant. Our lawyers handle such matters and are ready to assist you. Contact our office today.
Having an outstanding warrant will lead to the suspension of your driver’s license. This is done automatically through the Department of Motor Vehicles. It will then be illegal for you to drive a car. This means you will have difficulty getting to work, in running errands, and in living your day to day life. Furthermore, you will not be permitted to board an airplane while you have an outstanding warrant. Airport security officials would take you into custody while checking your ID at the gate. This means that air travel will not be possible until you resolve the matter.
There are additional potential consequences which stem from not resolving a traffic warrant. First, you may incur additional fines when you finally do deal with the situation. Second, if you are caught driving on a suspended license then you can be convicted of a misdemeanor which means that you can serve up to six months in jail and that you can be subject to a $500 fine. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor then you will have a permanent criminal record which you will have to explain during job interviews, background checks, and while applying for professional licenses. When these consequences are considered then, for obvious reasons, it makes sense to deal with a traffic warrant sooner rather than later.
Our Little Rock attorneys regularly assist Arkansas residents with traffic issues. This includes the resolution of warrants. If you have missed a court date, have failed to pay a fine, or have had a warrant issued for some other reason then contact our office today. We have over twenty-five years of combined legal experience and we are ready to assist you. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.