My question involves an arrest warrant from the State of: New York.
I recently discovered that I have a warrant out for my arrest because I did not pay a fine for a minor violation. I know about it only because I found the unanswered summons and check in an envelope (which I intended to send but forgot) under an old stack of papers. Not wanting to risk anything, I immediately called the courthouse, who told me about the warrant for the first time and said I would need to come to the courthouse to vacate it.
I never received a notice of the warrant, presumably because the address on the summons was taken from my driver's license and I hadn't lived there for quite some time. The warrant is now more than a year old. Had I known about it earlier I would have addressed it ASAP, but I had no idea. Will the age of the warrant be problematic in trying to vacate it? I have no other criminal record save for a handful of speeding tickets.
I'm sorry if this is a duh duh question, but I'm not familiar with these processes.