Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
I am sure there is a warrant out for your arrest due to your failure to appear. My advice: contact the court and see if you can get on a warrant re-call calendar and get the case back on track. The court is not going to call you. If you do nothing, eventually you will be picked up and taken to jail and from there you will appear before the judge. Don't let it go that far.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You will be arrested or turn yourself in on the bench warrant that was issued when you failed to appear for court, and your driver's license will be suspended. See website for info on retaining the right attorney, rather than continuing to stick your head in the sand, hoping this will all go away, because you cannot believe this is happening to you.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
The judge has probably issued a bench warrant for your arrest and it is probably still outstanding. The best thing to do would be to contact either your attorney or to retain one to help you at this point. Counsel can possibly arrange for you to avoid jail time while you await your trial. Failing that, you should contact the court, explain what happened and arrange for a date to surrender yourself to the court.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
Any sanction depends on the Judge. If you have an attorney contact them immediately and request they schedule a court date. If it has been long time some Judges issue a Bench Warrant; if so most Judges rule you will some time in Jail. One day in jail for each day you are late in reporting to the court. If you do not have an attorney notify the Judges office and beg to be placed on the schedule.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
The court has almost certainly issued a bench warrant for your arrest. Sheriffs don't go out roaming the county seeking to execute these warrants: if you were stopped for a traffic offense, for example, they would discover it and take you in. Sooner or later, though, they would want to clean out the file of warrants, and they'd get you then. Of course, you should retain a lawyer. But lawyered up or not, you should be able to call the Clerk of Court for the county where you were supposed to appear, explain that you missed the court date for [whatever the court appearance was for] and you'd like to come in and take care of it very soon. The clerk will either tell you to show up on a certain day and time, or else have you contact the District Attorney's office to set up a new appearance. Sometimes they insist you come to the courthouse and receive a notice of the new date and time 'in hand,' so you an never deny that you knew the new date. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Law Office of Russell A. Warren | Russell A. Warren
The consequences vary depending on how the charge was issued (that is, is it a Municipal, County or State charge), and what court it is coming out of. The first thing you need to do is to contact the Clerk of the Court and inquire whether a Warrant has been issued and if any bond amount is due....or if the court has reset your case to another docket date.
Answer Applies to: Missouri