What to do if I was charged with a DUI and plead guilty with a plea bargain but have not been able to complete it my sentence?

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What to do if I was charged with a DUI and plead guilty with a plea bargain but have not been able to complete it my sentence?

My terms were for a weekend “hotel lock-in” weekend in lieu of jail time, which I had a short deadline to complete. I got the ticket in my college tow and have been living out of town for 8 months for an internship. I was not able to complete the weekend class before moving away (they were booked several months out). With my address change, I feel I missed some notices from the state. Last month, I received a notice dated 4 months earlier that I had 10 days to make arrangements or a warrant for arrest would be issued. I am just learning of it. Will I have problems at the airport with a planned vacation?

Asked on December 9, 2012 under Criminal Law, Iowa

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggets that you immediately consult with the person tat sent you the notice that you failed to comply with the terms of your plea bargain to see what can be done to try and resolve the situation without the need of having to attend a court proceeding. If not, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you.


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