Q: Hi I am a British citizen serving in the Royal Marines commandos
In October I was caught speeding on route to Charlotte NC. I was charged with 2 offences ( speeding and speeding which could endanger persons/property)
My court date was in January however as I am in the UK and away on deployment I did not attend. I also didn't have a lawyer to represent me in court. So it was a complete no show. What implications does the non attendance of court have on me. I.e will I be stopped if I re enter the USA.
A: You very likely have an order for arrest outstanding. Fortunately this is a problem you can likely simply throw some money at to make it go away. Just hire the cheapest traffic attorney you can find and put this behind you.
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A: If you received that ticket in Charlotte, from the sounds of it, it is more likely that a Failure to Appear has been issued. Mecklenburg County doesn't typically issue Orders for Arrest for tickets like yours. Basically, your driving privileges in NC are indefinitely suspended.
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