Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
A failure to appear usually results in a warrant being issued for your arrest. However, sometimes the city will file it as a separate crime, a unclassified misdemeanor which can carry up to 1 year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 . You should call an attorney and figure out what needs to be done to have the warrant cancelled and the FTA charges dropped.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
If you commit Petty Larceny you can get up to a year, but not for a first offense and certainly not for a candy bar. If you fail to appear the judge will issue a bench warrant and you must appear in court as soon as possible to explain why you failed to appear. He will be allowed to plea to a violation and get a small fine. He must learn to make better decisions in the future since a criminal record can hurt your chances of getting a decent job.
Answer Applies to: New York
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
He will be arrested for failure to appear in court. The judge will not be looking at the underlying charge, only that he cannot appear in court when directed to do so. Then the judge will ask why is a grown ass man stealing candy bars. If the judge cannot immediately figure out the answer, he will keep him in jail. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
They will probably revoke his bond if he had any or just issue a warrant to hold him for a few hours until a judge can address/scare him.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
Although I am only familiar with Illinois law, if the guy was a first time offender, he has nothing to worry about, but if he has some record, he will probably get out of jail when he reappears, pleading guilty for the time he served in jail. If he has a bad criminal record, he could be facing years in jail. In other words, everything depends on his criminal background.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
In Nevada, I would assume that the charge will be for petty theft. Petty theft is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum six month sentence. However, it is unlikely the DA or the City Attorney will seek jail time for the crime unless there is a substantial criminal history of the defendant. Arrangements should be made to either appear in Court to quash the warrant or hire an attorney to quash the warrant. Many times, an attorney can quash the warrant without the defendant having to appear in court. This firm offers free consultations and affordable payment plans.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
It really depends on his prior criminal history. The court would have issued an arrest warrant. But it probably only convers Oregon, Washington and Idaho. He will need to deal with the charge but as long as he is in Colorado, he probably won't be arrested.
Answer Applies to: Washington