Thomas & Paulk Helps Resolve Decade Old Warrant

In 1998, one of our clients had been arrested and charged with robbery with a firearm. He failed to appear at his court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest. After 15 years of living overseas, he wished to return to the United States; however, he knew he would be arrested on the warrant as soon as he returned through Customs. By researching attorneys online, he found our firm.

We were able to research the old warrant and have the file returned to the State Attorney so we could help our client resolve the case and return to the U.S. We showed the State Attorney that our client was not the same man he was fifteen years ago, and that he had provided substantial assistance to the United States in the time that he was absent from the United States.

After reviewing all of the evidence and mitigating information, the State Attorney agreed to reduce the charge to strong arm robbery with time served and no felony conviction. Our client was able to return to his family in the United States without the fear that he would be facing the possibility of life in prison. If you have a warrant that you have been avoiding it is always a good idea to speak with an experienced attorney. Many times our office can help you resolve the warrant so you do not continue to live in fear of arrest. Contact us today if you would like to discuss your own case.