Harrisburg, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: Got pulled over and never recieved a ticket but now have a warrant what do I do.

Wife was in labor and we were rushing to the hospital. I didn't realize my registration was out (100% my fault). I got pulled over and the officer realized the situation and helped us get on our way fast. Told us ticket would be in the mail. 2 months go bye and nothing. Now 5 months later I have a warrant and don't know what to do. I would have gladly paid the ticket as it was my fault but never got it.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Make an appointment with the Court for an appearance for Arraignment and to recall the warrant. Go to your DMV to bring your registration current and if they won't because there is ahold on the registration, ask for documentation for the court to show you went there. Take the hospital records for the date and time of the ticket to show the judge.

When in Court 1- ask the judge to recall the warrant, explain you never got the ticket in the mail. Show the hospital records to show that you were very stressed out that night.

2. either show the judge the current registration on the car or the documentation that you went to the DMV to register but could not. Ask for him to remove the hold on the registration so you can complete registration. Ask for 30 days to provide "proof of correction" to the Court. Be prepared to pay any fine imposed by the court.

Guessing- you moved and did not give your DMV your new address so the ticket never made it to you.

Guessing- you may have problems if your state requires a smog check on the car if the car is older or has failed smog check in the past. investigate this before going to court, so you know what it will take to get current registration.

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