Massillon, OH asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio

Q: my ticket docket online says I have an “internal Warrant do not arrest”. What does this mean?

I had received a speeding ticket. It said personal appearance to court was not required so I didn’t go. Now when I look at my online ticket docket it says to apprehend defending and that a warrant was issued and post card was sent to defendants address but also says “Internal Warrant do not arrest” I’m a confused to what is going on. Do I have a warrant at this point or do I not? I was going to pay the ticket but now I’m confused as to what this means.

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It likely means you didn’t pay the ticket on time and the court has issued a summons—a letter to you saying you have to come to court—and made a note that you technically have a warrant but that you’re being given the opportunity to simply come or pay and it will be recalled.

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