What to do if I was pulled over and arrested for a town bench warrant 12 years ago?

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What to do if I was pulled over and arrested for a town bench warrant 12 years ago?

In recent months I found out that I should have never been kept in jail. My warrant was a bench warrant for an unpaid ticket, and there was a $50 bail attached to it. I truly believed then as I do now, that this was due to the fact that I am a first generation american of a middle eastern family. This occurred within a month after the 9/11 attacks. Do I have any recourse?

Asked on August 24, 2013 under Criminal Law, New York

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney in the county where the bench warrant was issued to assist you in getting the underlying matter concluded, the fine paid, and the bench warrant recalled. An attorney in your locality can be found on attorneypages.com.


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