What can I do if there is a Bench Warrant on a 511? 6 Answers as of July 15, 2011I was arrested(my first arrest ever)for driving w/o a license.No speeding was involved or alcohol.I was arrained the next day&ROR'd. I didn't go to the courtdate&the next day the original arresting officer came to my house&told me he would be back later that night to arrest me.He called&told me he was too busy&wouldcall methe next day&tell me what time he was bringing me in.I never heard from him.I want to now go myself to C.I.court&vacate the warrant.I'm nervous to that they won't ROR me again&give me a very high bail because I was RoR'd w/my first arrest.I also had a seprate court date from a traffic ticket (before Iwas arrested)I was inthe hospital,no warrent was issued&I never rcvd anew court date.Idont have alarge amount of money to bring to court w/me,& I need to come home to my kids.
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You should retain an experienced criminal attorney to surrender you to the police and be available for the arraignment. You will be released ROR and plead to a 511-a1 with a $50 fine, possibly at the arraignment if you pay the tickets and provide receipts or a DMV abstract.
Answer Applies to: New York