Do juvenile bench warrants go away after 18th birthday? 3 Answers as of August 19, 2013

My friend's mom kicked him out of her house so he had no choice but to violate his probation and leave the city and not show up to his probation appointment. He refused to see his probation officer for fear of getting arrested for not showing up. His PO was also extending his probation past the legal limit. It's assumed that he was trying to get him locked up for getting his partner fired previously, so he felt like he was being harassed, and had an argument with the probation officer. He has no help from his parents and could not contact a supervisor for help. Now he has a warrant and is almost 18, and also expecting a child. Will his warrant go away after 18 or can he fight it if he goes to court after he turns 18?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
A warrant is a warrant. The only way it goes away is arrest or withdrawal with the aid of an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/19/2013
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
It won't disappear just because he becomes 18? it will always be there. But it might be fight able, if more is known.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/19/2013
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
No, the warrant will not go away when he turns 18. Sooner or later he is going to have to face the music. He can either surrender himself to his probation officer or be arrested when someday he is stopped by the police. The first option is always the best. He should go in, talk to his probation officer honestly, admitting his faults and his plan to change, and maybe things will work out for him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/16/2013
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