Q: Trying to resolve pending charges in pennsylvania
I have two pending charges in pennsylvania for harassment and disorderly conduct from 12/2017. The incident took place the day before I was set to move back to Oklahoma. I left the scene before cops arrived, therefore was not arrested, nor did I go to court or receive any mail. I have no previous record and have not been in any trouble since. How can I resolve these without convictions on my record? Will they ever go away without action, or be pending forever?
A: There is very likely an arrest warrant issued for your arrest for failing to appear. You will need to address this because if you do not eventually you can be picked up by police on the warrant. If you get picked up out of state they can hold you in jail until you were extradited which could take days or weeks. My best advice is to call an experienced lawyer in Pennsylvania to address this sooner rather than later. Most of us get free consultations and we can look up the case online to see what is going on. Since the charges are several years old he might be able to be dismissed if there are no witnesses who are cooperating or hopefully at worst if you decide to plead guilty to some or all of the charges you could get probation. Good luck!
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