If I missed my court date, what can I do? 10 Answers as of April 06, 2016

I had court date last March 14 and missed it. What can I do? Trying not to go back to jail.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Either turn yourself in, or retain an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/6/2016
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
I am assuming that this was your initial court date or arraignment date. Most likely the judge issued a bench warrant for your failure to appear. Without further details of the charges, the best advice I can give you is to hire an attorney to have the bench warrant recalled and get your case back on the court docket.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/24/2016
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
Get attorney to file motion for new court date.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 3/23/2016
Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
Generally better to turn yourself in than get arrested and be brought in.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/23/2016
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Sorry, there is a warrant out for your arrest. Best to turn yourself in.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/23/2016
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    More than likely, there is now a warrant issued. My suggestion is that you contact the court and see if the court has a warrant re-call calendar that you can get scheduled on. Since I don't know what the underlying issue/criminal matter is, you may also want to consult with an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 3/23/2016
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Engaging attorney and seek do you have the date reset without your being jailed. Generally, and such circumstances, there will be a bench warrant issued for your arrest for your failure to appear.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 3/23/2016
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You should hire a lawyer to go to court to recall the warrant. A lawyer can do this without you present if the underlying charge is a misdemeanor, so it is less risky for you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/23/2016
    The Rogers Law Firm
    The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
    You can call the court clerk and ask if they have issued a warrant yet. They might have just given you a new court date, or they may have already issued the warrant. Hire an attorney to represent you.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 3/23/2016
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    Get ahold of an attorney asap. The attorney may be able to quash the warrant and set up a new court date or assist you in dealing with the warrant status.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 3/23/2016
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