Can I Do Time Instead of Fine? Traffic Offender Wants Warrants Jail

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“I was wondering if you can do time or weekends in jail instead of paying a fine for a traffic ticket that might already be a warrant?”

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That is entirely up to the judge. Of course, if there is a warrant out for your arrest, you are looking at the possibility of doing time anyways, and there is no guarantee that you won’t also have to pay a fine.



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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"

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