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You will need to surrender to the warrant. You can either have a local defense attorney assist you with that matter to ensure you are released on bond or go it alone. If you go it alone, there is no guarantee that you will be released immediately on bond, as you might have to wait a hearing before the court that issued the warrant.
If you go it alone and are detained you will be brought to the court within 48 hours and a bond may be set. At that time, you can plead not guilty to the charges and request a public defender.
If you get a private attorney before surrender, they can negotiate with the District Attorney to establish a release upon your surrender.
Well, that is something you will use as a defense when the time comes. You first, need to deal with the warrant itself. The people who process that surrender will not be interested nor care why you FTA. Only the Court will be interested. So you need to decide which is the best course for you to surrender, as you asked information on, and then you can proceed from there with your defense.
If you have no recollection, that does not mean it did not happen. It only means you will need to figure out what the State has on you in the way of evidence and then proceed.
You will need to file Pro Se and then request the evidence via Discovery or you can have a public defender do that for you.
However, you can only do that once you have surrendered to the bench warrant.
Since there is a possible jail penalty attached to the charges, you are entitled to a PD, as long as you qualify financially.
You can go here and fill out the form
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