It’s a missed court date misdemeanor

I missed court lost my ticket and have a
bench warrant I was wondering how to
fix this without jail time I actually lost my
ticket and am wondering how I could
reschedule a court appearance.

Asked on June 6, 2016 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

At this point, you will need to appear before a judge. If you go back voluntarily, things will go better for you. Depending on the circumstances, jailtime may not be involved. However, at this point, your case is become a criminal matter. Conseqently, you would be well advised to seek legal counsel in this matter. You should consult with an attorney who practices in the jurisdiction of where the warrant was issued. They can advise you further and use their local court contacts to your best advantage.


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