The Scenario: We discovered our client, who we were representing in a separate criminal case, had a 7-year old open warrant in another case. The open warrant would have had disastrous consequences for our client.
The Results: After negotiating with the District Attorney’s office, we successfully vacated the open warrant by agreeing that our client would attend and complete a one-day long program in Midtown Community Court.
A few months later, we discovered that the Midtown Community Court had made a clerical mistake. Our client had successfully completed the program, but court records indicated otherwise. The same day that we discovered the new open warrant, we had it successfully vacated. In doing so, we prevented our client from being arrested due to no fault of her own.