Q: What to do if I have warrants but don't want to face any jail time because I am pregnant?
Currently 4 months pregnant but have a few warrants out for failure to appear, dwls, and was told disregarding a stop sign. I am VERY nervous about speaking with the magistrate because I'm worried I may have to face jail time. What is the best way to handle this situation? I only owe a little over $200 in order to get my license back per a representative from Driver's Responsibility but I'm unemployed right now as I've just moved back to Michigan.
A: You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. They can review your case with you, contact the court and the prosecutor to determine the charges and the warrants. They can also coordinate a time for you to turn yourself in and be arraigned (if this is coordinated, you will spend less time in jail).
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