What will happen after I missed a hearing calling for proof of pc1000 enrollment? 10 Answers as of May 05, 2011

I missed a 4/22/11 hearing to show proof of enrollment in pc1000 in California. I was told by the court clerk to be there early in the morning and ask to get on the calendar. There was a warrant issued when I missed that date and I just want to make sure that I won't be arrested. This is the first date with court that I’ve missed

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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
An arrest warrant was issued for you. For you to handle this, you must turn yourself into the court, with or without an attorney, and try to negotiate a deal with the judge to withdraw the warrant. If you have actually complied with all the court ordered programs, penalties and other terms of your probation sentencing, then he will likely be lenient.

If you havent done what you were supposed to, havent finished programs as ordered, then you face an upset judge that could revoke probation and sentence you to the agreed jail term in the sentencing agreement. If serious about hiring counsel to help you in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
Law Office of Evan E. Zelig
Law Office of Evan E. Zelig | Evan E. Zelig
I recommend you go back to the Court and the Clerk's Office and let them know you want to get on calendar to clear the warrant and show proof. They can usually get you on calendar the same day if you go early in the morning. It is important to do that or you will be arrested if there is an outstanding warrant for failing to appear.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
If you do nothing, you will eventually be arrested and you might not get to participate in the diversion program. Make arrangements to appear. Keep the date and be early. If you had an attorney, call him/her. Sometimes an attorney can speed up the process of appearing. Oh, apologize to the court for missing the date.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law
Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law | Alanna D. Coopersmith
Ask to add yourself back to calendar. Explain why you missed court. Ask to bench warrant.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
If you show up on your own and have proof that you enrolled in the class you should be ok. This depends a lot on the judge.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/5/2011
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Have it put on calendar and the warrant will be recall, otherwise you are subject to arrest.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/5/2011
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
    Ask the court to put it back on calendar immediately before you get arrested. There is no guarantee what the judge will do so have a good excuse planned for missing the previous court date.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/5/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You can't be sure that you will not be taken in custody. There is, after all, an outstanding warrant for your arrest. You can help yourself by having a lawyer go to court for you (without . you there) to recall the warrant and get an extension on the proof of completion. The benefit of doing this, the Judge won't take you in custody, at least not right then and there.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/4/2011
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
    You probably won't be taken into custody, but you need to clear the warrant as soon as possible. Throw yourself on the mercy of the court; it helps if you have something resembling an excuse for failing to enroll. They're used to seeing this situation so most likely you will simply be re-referred.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/4/2011
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
    Well, of course you can be arrested for any warrant, but you probably have time to calendar the matter and get to Court prior to an arrest. I hope that you have proof of enrollment, or can get re-referred. You do not want to squander the PC 1000 opportunity.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/4/2011
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