In 2001 after having lived in Georgia, US for a year we were heading back to the UK, I'm a UK resident. I had a fine written (noisy house party) but we were leaving the country the next day so it never got paid.
In 2006/7 I flew into Newark for a holiday and got held when I handed over my passport. As the fine hadn't been paid, a court summons was issued, as I never turned up at court a warrant for my arrest was put out, and that was flagged up when I handed over my passport.
We called the police station from NY but they wouldn't take a credit card over phone, only a cheque in US dollars which at the time we couldn't do. So we left the US and flew straight back to UK, with the warrant still live.
I'd now like to return to US or have the option to. Will the original fine have had interest added and what's my best course of action to take to sort this out? The embassy, the police? I really don't know where to start or if I can even sort it out now, or am I too late. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.