Ryan from Brooklyn, NY here...nice to see such a service offered:
I received a ticket back in the summer of 2006 for having my feet on a bench. I was to appear in court at some time in September. Lost track of the ticket, and ended up getting arrested for jumping a turnstyle in the subway...received an ACD with the condition that I complete community service, which I did. Problem is, during this time, I never appeared in court for the ticket. In fact, I was supposed to have appeared at some point during my 5 days of community service. I told another fellow who was completing his service along with me, and he said that since I didn't provide proper ID to the cops at the time I was issued the ticket (I didn't) they may have written up the ticket but never put it in. He also said that the court officer supervising the community service would've gotten a "hit" on his computer, since he had to process our info each time we appeared for service. I'm fairly certain nothing will come of this, but I would like to know anyway since I'm aware that warrants do NOT expire until you appear before a judge. I know enough to NOT go to the local precinct and ask, since they will arrest me. However, there is an NYPD warrant info hotline...the NYPD site says you can call, speak to a warrant investigator, and they will check on file to see if you have a warrant. Is it wise to do this, or am I just asking for the warrant squad to show up at my door if there IS a warrant? Thanks for any and all help.