Q: What can you do if you can't pay your fines
I live in Missouri now but in 2011 I was living in Hot Springs AR, I got a public intoxication charge and never paid the fine. Now they have a hold on my drivers license so I can't get reinstated but I am eligible for reinstatement in MO, I have not had a DL since 2008/9 because I had a dui in MO. I'm trying to put my life back together I'm sober now for 4 years and this is holding back from moving forward with my life and I just can't pay it. I have a warrant now in Garland county and they told me on the phone that I have to turn myself in, and that they wouldn't take a payment now even if I had the money, I have to show up in person. What if anything can I do about it ? I'm willing to go down there and pay it off with jail time if that is an option but I have a job here and 2 kids and a home I can't just go down there and end up sitting in jail for who knows how long. If I turn myself in will it take money off for time spent in jail?
Any advice will be much appreciated!!
A: If you hire an attorney they may be able to lift the warrant for you.
I recommend Shane Ethridge in that area.
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