What happens if you miss a DWI court date? 9 Answers as of September 21, 2015

I was bailed out for misdemeanor DWI. I missed a court date that they gave me. Do I have a warrant?

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
More than likely you have an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court. Time to hire an attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/21/2015
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
A warrant issues. Best advice... call the court and see if you can get on a warrant re-call calendar.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/16/2015
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You most certainly have a bench warrant, and your driver's license will be suspended for missing court.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 9/15/2015
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Absolutely. 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: 9/14/2015
Anderson Law Office
Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
Yes you most likely have a warrant for your arrest. It could be that you just need to post bail and get a new court date.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/14/2015
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    They will give you another warrant, but might just give a court date if you call the clerk to re-schedule ASAP.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/14/2015
    Chambers Law Firm
    Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
    Yes. Mostly likely.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/14/2015
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    Yes. You have a warrant. You have to set it on calendar to recall. Usually an attorney can do it for you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/14/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    I think you can count on the fact that there is probably a warrant out for your immediate arrest. I would suggest you engage an attorney and get this matter straightened out before you are calling from the jail.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/14/2015
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