What happens during a bench warrant hearing? Can he be released on recognizance? 10 Answers as of February 27, 2013

The person I am dating just learned through an email yesterday that he had a bench warrant out for missing court on Tuesday. He had made a simple mistake and wrote down the wrong court date. He was at work during the time, so it isn't like he was off getting into trouble. This was his first and only time missing a court date. He went in today to turn himself in. I called the jail and he is in custody- in the booking process. His court date is tomorrow. On the jail's website it states that there is no bond. What happens during a hearing? Does he have a chance to be released on recognizance based on the fact that it was the first and only time he missed court?

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
The court has the discretion to recall a bench warrant or take the person into custody. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecutions case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/27/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
This will depend on the judge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/21/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
He has a chance, but it will be up to the judge.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
He has a good chance of being released on his recognizance, or will probably have the original bond reinstated, and the warrant quashed and recalled. He should be out after court tomorrow.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/19/2013
Kevin H Pate
Kevin H Pate | Kevin H Pate
At his hearing the court will want to know why he was not present. Now that he is present again, the Court may either set a bond to help assure future appearances or permit release without bond.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 2/19/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Depends on what type of hearing is scheduled. IF it is a motion to withdraw the bench warrant, then the judge will hear his excuses and decide whether to release him back on bond. IF not, there is nothing to do until his case comes to trial. The judge will not grant him an OR bond, IF the judge will not release him back on the original bond.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    If it was an error, and knowing nothing about him, he should get a lawyer and go and remove the warrant asap. Does this answer your question?
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    He is likely to be released from court. Best always to have a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    I would need further information to answer better. There is a chance that he could be released on his own recognizance but I would need further information. He should hire an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    He has a chance to be released without bail but most likely he will have to post bail to be released.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 2/19/2013
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