If I was caught shoplifting for the amount of $30 and was given a court date to appear in front of a judge, since Imissed the court date what do I do and what will happen?

Asked on January 18, 2013 under Criminal Law, California


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Since there is a missed court date by you, most likely there is a bench warrant issued for your arrest. As such, you need to clear the bench warrant and get a new court date set to try and resolve the matter that you are involved in. Given the severity of the matter you have written about, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney for assistance.

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