Can I get a bench warrant if I am hospitalized before and after the assigned court date? 5 Answers as of October 11, 2013

I am in a psyche ward because of auditory hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. My court date is 4 days away.

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Have your attorney notify the court where you are.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/11/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Yes you can, because the Judge wouldn't know about your hospitalization. You should hire a lawyer, who can go to court without you present so a warrant isn't issued.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/10/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You will get a bench warrant, IF the judge does not know where you are on your court date.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/10/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
You could, however, if it is a fact you will be committed, you should inform the court and they can give you a continuance.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 10/10/2013
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
Your lawyer will need to explain this, with written confirmation, to the court. If no one appears, a warrant will issue. All information and analysis provided herein is for Massachusetts law and Massachusetts cases, only. If your matter or question involves the laws of another state please disregard this post and seek advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in the applicable state.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 10/10/2013
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