How long will it be until a warrant issued if I am thirty days late on my fine payment? 33 Answers as of June 13, 2013

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Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
It depends, you may want to inquire at the court clerk's office.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/10/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you were to report back to court with the payment, a warrant might have been issued right away. ?If not, you should be given a notice to appear in court to explain why you have not paid.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/10/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Soon, so make a small installment payment asap.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 9/6/2012
Law Office of Richard Southard
Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
the warrant will be issued when you do not show up to court to make your payment, so it's probably already been issued unless you went to court and got an extension.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/6/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
That depends upon the court who you owe money. I would phone them or go in and make an explanation about the late payment, you may delay any warrant.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 9/6/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    I cannot give you an answer. If it is a traffic ticket, it may just be a hold against your license. If it is a criminal matter probably a week give or take.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/6/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    Depends on the court.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/6/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    The probation officer will take the warrant when he takes the warrant. Make sure you have the money then. Good luck
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/6/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    It was issued the same day you failed to comply with the court order. To handle a warrant, you must turn yourself in to the issuing court, with or without an attorney. You'll try to negotiate a recall of the warrant[s] and negotiate a plea bargain on the "Failure to Appear" charge. You'll try to negotiate bail reduction or OR release. Effective plea-bargaining, using whatever legal defenses, facts and sympathies there may be, could possibly keep you out of jail/prison, or at least dramatically reduce it, and may enable you to get your probation reinstated. Unless you're competent to effectively represent yourself in court against a professional prosecutor trying to put you in jail, most people hire an attorney who can.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    James M. Osak, P.C.
    James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
    A matter of days.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/6/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Depends on the court
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/6/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You should call the clerk to advise them that you need an extension to pay you fine before they issue a warrant. Courts realize that poor people do not always have the money to pay fines but they do not accept partial payment because it is too much paperwork and trouble to keep a record of.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    A warrant normally issues when you miss a court date. If you are late making a payment the courts oftentimes will issue a capias warrant. The amount of the bond is the amount you owe. I suggest that you contact the clerk of the court where the fine is owed. If the payment is not too much, and you are not too late, they may allow you more time, or they may set the matter for a hearing to provide you an opportunity to explain to the court why payment was not made. The last thing you should do is to ignore this problem.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    The Rogers Law Firm
    The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
    It depends on which court this is in. Some courts issue a warrant the first day after you miss your payment/court date. Other courts send you a letter reminding you that you missed your court date and continue the court date to the next month. You should call the court clerk and ask if they have issued a warrant yet and if they have, ask how much the bond is. You can either pay the bond and get a new court date or hire an attorney to lift the warrant and get a new court date for you. If you hire an attorney, you don't have to pay the bond.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    It depends on the county so you have to consult a local lawyer familiar with the county where you are.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
    When depends on how long the judge takes to sign the warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    That would depend on what kind of backlog exits at the court. It is best to call the court and let them know what is going on.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    The answer depends on the nature of the underlying offense. A warrant, in some cases, may beer be issued.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    Most of the time, POs don't issue a delinquency report until you're 60 days past due. Go pay something.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/3/2012
    Law Office of William L Spern | William Spern
    Depends on the court.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson
    Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson | Kathryn L. Hudson
    The time varies from one court to another, best thing to do is contact the clerk in the court you are ordered to pay and inquire about getting back on track, you don't want to wait until they issue a warrant and you get arrested after being pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. If you have a large fine and are behind you might consider hiring an attorney to negotiate with the prosecutor for you.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 9/3/2012
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