What to do if my boyfriend had a court date for a DWI but failed to appear?

He went out of town to visit his father whom was sick, so I appeared in court for him. The judge gave him another date to return to court but said if he failed to appear, he will issue a bench warrant. My boyfriend is flying in the day after his court date but we are want to settle this bench warrant right away. I am his girlfriend, and I’m wondering, will he get arrested at the airport when he flys back in to Honolulu? And how are we able to settle the bench warrant? Or do I just appear in court for him on his behalf again?

Asked on September 23, 2013 under Criminal Law, Hawaii

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If he failed to appear, a warrant was likely issued for his arrest. The Judge gave him a break at the first appearance  It is unlikely that will occur again.    If there is a bench warrant, any kind of background check would likely result in arrest.  If your boyfriend is singled out for a search, itis possible the warrant may be found and he would be arrested. 

 

Maury D. Beaulier

Attorney at Law

(612) 240-8005

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If he failed to appear, a warrant was likely issued for his arrest. The Judge gave him a break at the first appearance  It is unlikely that will occur again.    If there is a bench warrant, any kind of background check would likely result in arrest.  If your boyfriend is singled out for a search, itis possible the warrant may be found and he would be arrested. 

 

Maury D. Beaulier

Attorney at Law

(612) 240-8005


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