In a recent case, a client was arrested in Virginia for an old felony warrant out of Tampa for
grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. Our client contacted our office to see if we could help him resolve the case without being
extradited or returning to Florida. We contacted the Office of the State Attorney and were able to convince the State that due to the age of the case and our client's willingness to make restitution the case should be dropped. After negotiation with the prosecutor and after restitution was paid, the State dropped all charges. Our client did not have to return to Florida and he avoided any conviction on the felony charges.
If you have a warrant for your arrest, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable Tampa defense attorney. Many times we are able to help get warrants cleared without the need for your arrest or without you returning to Florida. It is always better to take proactive steps to resolve a warrant than to leave it outstanding. This can help you avoid a long wait in jail while Florida makes an extradition decision. If the state does decide to extradite from your home state, you could be looking at a month or more in jail waiting for extradition. At Thomas & Paulk, we can research your warrant and tell you what needs to be done to get your warrant removed. We always have an attorney on call to offer a free confidential consultation so call today!