Why are warrants issued?
For many traffic violations, once you are cited you are required to sign your ticket. Signing it is not a plea of guilt. It simply means that you are promising to appear in San Antonio court by a certain day and time. You may plead guilty and pay your fine which may include court costs and affect your insurance premiums but there will be no need to appear in the court any more. However, if you wish to plead not guilty and fight to protect your driving record, you should appear in court (we can do this for you). If you do not appear in San Antonio Court, the court may issue a failure to appear warrant for your arrest.
Clearing Warrants in San Antonio
Clearing a warrant from your DMV record can be lengthy and frustrating procedure. If you have a warrant in your name and you get pulled over for any traffic violation, whether you are guilty or not, there is a chance of being arrested.
Failure to Appear Warrants
Failure to Appear (FTA) warrants are considered misdemeanors. These warrants will appear on any background check. The points of a Failure to Appear warrant may remain on your record for years and the warrant may be active on your record until you appear in court.
It is important to handle Failure to Appear warrants as soon as possible. With a Failure to Appear warrant on your record, the effects can be far-reaching. It can affect future job opportunities, loan applications and even welfare aid. When your insurance company finds out about the warrant, they could raise your rates substantially. In some cases, insurance coverage might even be cancelled by your carrier. Our experience can help you clear your warrants while you avoid court and possible arrest.