What can I do if I have a bench warrant for petty theft for $50? 1 Answers as of May 08, 2017

I got a bench warrant for petty theft. I missed my court date. What do I have to do too clear up this warrant?


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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. Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted it will really hurt your school/employment aspirations. More reason to talk to a lawyer, who may be able to work out a deal with the Judge whereby you can earn yourself a dismissal. But first, the warrant must be recalled.
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Replied: 5/8/2017
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