Nearly 20 years ago, my client fled los angeles after finding out he had a felony warrant for his arrest. He was young and foolish and had gotten himself into some bad company and some serious trouble. His warrant was for the sale of narcotics and could have landed him some serious prison time. So he ran. He ran far away and started a new life.
He changed his ways. Got an education and a career. Raised a family and became a productive member of society and his community. But all along, in the back of his mind, he knew that he was still running and a brush with the law would devastate his life and take it all away. He was wrong for getting caught up in the crime and also for running away but he couldnt run anymore.
He contacted my office to help him with this 20 year old felony warrant. And just so you know, the people that tell you that warrants just get wiped out automatically after some years are lying to you. I made some calls and the warrant was active and in the systems. My client wanted to resolve all of this and knew there was a likelihood that he would go directly to jail and stay there.
We were able to secure a bail for his warrant and posted it and then came the day in court. Our client had flown in expecting to go into jail and full of jittery nerves but still willing to take responsibility for the actions.
Fortunately we were able to have his felony case dismissed entirely on that court date. He flew back to his life and family and finally had a chance to stop and breathe as he is no longer running from the law. I wish him the best of luck.
Anthony A. Arzili