If I was charged with a breach of trust with fraudulent intent but online it says that position disposed failure to appear, does that mean my case is over?

This charge is a felony.

Asked on April 20, 2014 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Every county has its basic coding system, but usually "failure to appear" means that a defendant did not show for court and there is a warrant for their arrest.  Instead of finally closed-- these cases just stay in a holding pattern until the defendant is located.

An alternative explanation is that the prosecutor decided to dismiss the case because you were not arrested timely and he/she did not want the case clogging up their docket.

Considering there is a risk that a warrant is pending-- call the clerk's office where this notation appears and just ask in general what this type of notation means.  Don't tell them it's for your case.  If there is a warrant because they are saying you skipped out on court, consider hiring an attorney to help you get the warrant lifted and resolve the charges.


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