Why Pay? Bench Warrants for unpaid fines, fees and penalties NEVER expire.Bench warrants are not cleared until paid in full. Payment arrangements do not count as paid in full.If a payment is bad, a.k.a. you pay with a bad check, the warrant will be reinstated and not cleared until payment is received and cleared. Additional N.S.F. fees will be applied.The Collections Division reports to credit bureaus for bench warrants, bad checks, restitutions and ambulance bills.
The Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend drivers licenses based on unpaid bench warrants.