I have a ticket that slipped through, my fault, I'm in the same court and nothing online, I just moved and found a letter from the DMV. I can't afford to pay it, so, I figured I turn myself in so the DMV won't suspend my license as that's a whole other set of issues.
No--have an attorney quash the warrant for you and obtain what's called a "failure to appear clearance." Once obtained you can then get your license reinstated. Do NOT turn yourself in on this, that would be foolish.
Nope. Nope. [and] Nope! More information is needed to evaluate this situation. You need to search AVVO and consult in person with an experienced and seasoned Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) Defense lawyer in your area. A local DMV Defense attorney will be more familiar with the lay of the land and tendencies of local DMV Office and Administrative Hearing Officers. An experienced local DMV Defense attorney can evaluate what evidence, statements or identifications are likely to be admitted at a DMV Hearing. They can also provide an assessment of the consequences, required courses and potential fines for the DMV violation involved.
You may want to contact your local Law School and see if they have a Community Legal Aid Clinic, staffed by Law Students but supervised by licensed attorneys. Your local Legal Aid office may assist you for free on a sliding fee scale, depending on you income of assets. Legal Aid offices are staffed with individuals to assist the public with legal questions and the selection, completion and filing of applicable legal documents. These individuals are knowledgeable in DMV law issues. While they won’t always give you legal advice specific to your case, they will give you practical advice on how best to proceed, what forms to file, and anticipated time frames and potential consequences involved. But your best chance at success is to search AVVO and consult with a local DMV Defense attorney in your area. Many are former Prosecutors, Judges or have extensive DMV Hearing Experience.
This is not legal advice! You need to speak to an AVVO DMV Defense attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice. I strongly recommend you search AVVO and make an appointment with a competent and experienced DMV Defense attorney in your area, who can take time to carefully evaluate and explain all options available. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney. To locate a DMV or Administrative Law Attorney go to https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-hire-a-criminal-attorney.