Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento is the newest police department in California to deploy automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) scanning systems. This technology allows police offers to passively scan and cross-check hundreds and possibly thousands of plates per hour against law enforcement and DMV database lists.
The most typical use is to locate vehicles that have been stolen. License plate scanning technology is also used to find drivers/car owners who may have outstanding warrants for failure to appear, or have a suspended license. Because of the increasing use of these passive systems, it is incredibly risky to drive if you face any of these charges. The odds of being caught are just too great.
If you know you have an outstanding failure to appear, you should attempt to deal with the problem immediately, before you are stopped and arrested. Your options to “explaining it away” and avoiding spending additional time in jail are best when you have some leverage, and are showing good faith in resolving the problem.
We can help you try to fix the warrant for failing to appear in court, and possibly get you a new court date with no additional penalties.
Please contact us for a consultation on your case, and we’ll go over the situation with you. We can suggest options, and tell you exactly what we think we can do to help you in this difficult situation.