Burkburnett, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Can you sit out a warrant in Texas if it in Oklahoma for no insurance

I got a ticket for no insurance and it turned into a warrant cause I can’t afford to pay for it

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2 Lawyer Answers

Grant St Julian III

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You must return to Oklahoma to resolve your citation.

Paul Looney

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You have to go to Oklahoma to "sit out" the warrant. If you do not have the money to pay the Supreme Court in 1971 decided a case saying the system cannot jail indigent people because they are too poor to pay as an alternative to payment. Contact the court. Make arrangements for a payment plan, a deferred adjudication disposition, etc. You do not have to go to jail to remove the warrant. Just contact the court.Find out what can be worked out short of you going to jail in Texas, or Oklahoma, for an offense that carries no jail time if you were found guilty of committing it. Good luck.

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