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You can hire a lawyer to investigate the alleged the violation of probation and set the matter on calendar. It is possible, though not likely, that depending on the type of crime and other facts that the judge will allow your attorney to appear on your behalf. More likely you will have to show up to get the warrant quashed. The lawyer you hire will be able to give you a better sense of where you stand once the lawyer reviews the file to determine what you're on probation for and how you are accused of violating it. If it was for a failure to pay fine, the court may give you another chance to complete the conditions of your probation.
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