What to expect for a misdemeanor possession charge with an active warrant?

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What to expect for a misdemeanor possession charge with an active warrant?

Should I speak with as criminal defense attoreny? In Los Angeles County, CA.

Asked on October 25, 2010 under Criminal Law, California

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The warrant was issued because youfailed to appear at a hearing for the matter, correct?  That was not a very good idea but what is done is done.  Yes, I would speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as you can.  Warrants of these nature are not generally "actively" pursued, meaning that they will come and hunt you down.  They will show up when you are stopped for say a traffic infraction.  But that does not mean that you should ignore it.  You should seek help to have someone ease the way to turn your self in and to deal with the underlying charge.  And although if it is possession of marijuana and not necessarily a major charge it can still be a mark on your record: appear on background checks, etc.  Get help.  Good luck.


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