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InvisibleMOTH
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Should I turn myself in?
    #2412069 - 03/09/04 09:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I'm having a problem. I guess I never realized how quickly traffic tickets (and thus, warrants) can add up.  I have over $3000 in fees for the warrants.  And I can't pay it. 

I was thinking that maybe I should turn myself in to do some time and get them erased since I can't pay them.  Should I do that?  I don't want these warrants following me around forever and I simply cannot pay them.  I mean, I might get thrown in jail anyway for having them, so why not turn myself in?

I'm so frustrated, so I'm wondering if just doing some time for them might be the best idea. 

Any advice?  :frown:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412084 - 03/09/04 09:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Damm,  thats really sucks! I don't khow what i would do  :nut:

I think i'd be frustrated too...........

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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412089 - 03/09/04 09:15 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

id probaly run but maybe u wont get jail time....call a lawyer


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412108 - 03/09/04 09:22 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

apologize.it might work!?!? :biggrin:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412134 - 03/09/04 09:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I say turn yourself in. It's better to just do a little time, than to get pulled over some time when it might be very inconvenient to go to jail(like if you had drugs on you, or had somewhere that you really had to be).


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: nicechrisman]
    #2412153 - 03/09/04 09:33 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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nicechrisman said:
I say turn yourself in. It's better to just do a little time, than to get pulled over some time when it might be very inconvenient to go to jail(like if you had drugs on you, or had somewhere that you really had to be).




yea that would make it really worse...depends how much time you would have to serve if you turned yourself in, which i'm guessing you don't know. if you turn yourself in say you are cause you don't want them but can't afford it and just do some time or something...i dont kinda sticky situation.


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #2412598 - 03/09/04 11:08 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Could I call the cops or the courts to ask how much time I would have to serve, or should I get a lawyer?  I know it was fucked up of me to accumalate so many warrants (it was a couple of years ago) but now that they've caught up with me I'm so stressed out.  I wonder how long I would have to be in the jail. 

At least I learned my lesson.  :sad:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412686 - 03/09/04 11:32 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

yea it's tough to go in court and be like if i don't pay how much jail time is it and then just walk out...i just don't see that happening.  That really sucks for you though, and i'm sure you didn't need me to tell you.  Hopefully I can cheer you up-  :grin:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: YouEnjoyMyself]
    #2412740 - 03/09/04 11:45 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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YouEnjoyMyself said:
yea it's tough to go in court and be like if i don't pay how much jail time is it and then just walk out...i just don't see that happening.  That really sucks for you though, and i'm sure you didn't need me to tell you.  Hopefully I can cheer you up-  :grin:




thanks man.  :heart:

I just emailed the police department (thought it was safest) asking hypothetically if I had a friend in this situation, what should they do?  I asked them in the email how much jail time it would be if *she* turned herself in, etc. 

Someone else told me that if I served jailtime it would be at most a week.  I could handle that, I think.  A week of jailtime vs. thousands of dollars in fees?  I'll take the cell, thank you.  :cool:

But I won't know until I either get an email back from the police, call a lawyer, or talk to someone in the court system.  I know I shouldn't be so stressed (I haven't been caught yet, afterall) but I've never been to jail before so I'm a little worried.


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412846 - 03/10/04 12:07 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Id take the week too! :thumbup:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2412878 - 03/10/04 12:15 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

maybe you can do sexual favors for the judge  :wink:

J/K.....that really sucks .......


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: Ripple]
    #2412894 - 03/10/04 12:21 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Ripple said:
maybe you can do sexual favors for the judge  :wink:

J/K.....that really sucks .......




:lol: ripple you sick man  :grin:

i know i wouldnt turn myself in. thats just me though, id fight to the death or move, either way


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: Ripple]
    #2412899 - 03/10/04 12:22 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

no pun intended ^^^^^ :lol:

but it dose suck
if u get put away for a little il miss u :frown:


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: notapillow]
    #2412903 - 03/10/04 12:23 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

u beat me too it damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!
u always do too :smile:
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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2413047 - 03/10/04 01:02 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

emailing, never thought of that. nice touch with the she part. and a week wouldn't be bad. It's just a sample of jail. But like you said you won't know until they get back to you. Watch them say like "come to court and we will tell you" I could at least see the police around me doing that. In fact i gotta go to court in like 20 days.


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: telamahooka]
    #2413151 - 03/10/04 01:31 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

go to canada and get a new id and start over live in the mts and be a hippie


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: onetime]
    #2413161 - 03/10/04 01:34 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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onetime said:
go to canada and get a new id and start over live in the mts and be a hippie




Yeah, see I was hoping I could hold out until I move to Canada. But will the tickets follow me up there? And will I even be able to move up there without a valid drivers license? (it was suspended because the warrants)


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: MOTH]
    #2413215 - 03/10/04 01:45 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

The courts in the US usually will work out payment plans, and often reduce the amount of the fines, if you show up in court. Most of the time they will take a smaller amount of money too. If they put you in a cell it cost money. I know this to be a fact in some states. I have a friend who has owed large amounts to several states and has gotten the fines reduced, and had the warrants withdrawn. Be prepared for possible licence suspension. Putting your head in the sand or running away does not help long term, my brother had a ticket in Maine 20 years ago, and when he went to renew his licence in another state recently he had to pay the fine.


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: JuanMatus]
    #2413321 - 03/10/04 02:18 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, you can even pay as little as like $5 a month on these fines.


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Re: Should I turn myself in? [Re: Phoshaman]
    #2413365 - 03/10/04 02:28 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

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Phoshaman said:
Yeah, you can even pay as little as like $5 a month on these fines.




Even if the warrants are over three years old?  And I never showed up for my court dates.  I know I fucked up. 

Thanks for the replies and the help though, guys.  :smile:


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