Roanoke, VA asked in Criminal Law and Collections for Virginia

Q: Best way to handle an FTA warrant for a simple trespass infraction that i forgot to pay back in 2012 ?

I have a warrant for FTA in CT that stems from a simple trespass ticket I didn't pay back in 2012 . I currently have a felony conviction that I can apply for expungement for in November . But if i am convicted of this FTA , then i will have to wait another 3 years to apply for a full expungement . Im not sure what to do .. I just want the FTA dismissed and be able to pay the Infraction ticket . I also live in VA . I don't want to go to CT and be there forever waiting on continuance after continuance . Any ideas ?

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Steve Miyares
Steve Miyares
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should contact a lawyer licensed and practicing in CT to see how to best resolve the issue of an outstanding warrant there.

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Ali John Amirshahi
Ali John Amirshahi
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A: I would hire a lawyer in CT and make arrangements to turn yourself in early one morning so you can go in front of the judge and address the merits of the FTA. Of course you may be found guilty depending on the facts.

The lawyer can advise you on what your chances are. And probably handle the trespass at the same time. The sooner you do this the better.

Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You have been given great advice. However, if the felony conviction is from Virginia, you can never expunge it.

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