Q: Can an attorney represent me to clear a bench warrant?
I was a student in MA back in 2015/2016. I was stopped by police and my insurance had lapsed. I thought I would receive a ticket but due to unforeseen circumstances I had to quickly move back home (to Florida where I currently reside). I changed my address and what not but I didn't realize I had a court date. I now have a bench warrant which is making it difficult for me to find work. I am unable to get to Massachusetts just for one day, especially not in the near future. Is there anything you could do or suggest I do to clear this up as quickly as possible? I appreciate your time and hope to hear from you soon!
A: It may be possible to avoid a trip to Massachusetts if you hire a criminal defense attorney here. No guarantee that the judge will agree to waive your appearance, but I have been able to do it successfully for several out-of-state clients.
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