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The courthouse did not close completely(that I am aware of) but did cancel all cases for that day. They even called to let people know and so forth. My husband actually asked them when the makeup date would be and they had no idea, and we also never reiceved anything in the mail about the reschedule. He is actually at court right now and from what I am gathering, they have served bench warrents to the people that did not come to court the day they cancelled all the cases? That doesn't seem right. Isn't that wrong? If these people were to have to be there then why call them to let them know not to be there since there would be no judge, etc?
they are now telling that he will be arrested and put in jail for not appearing. and 1000.00 bond. If thats the case, they would be arresting every person in their. They did not give him a rescedule date or anything. I am power of attorney over him and I handle all of this type of things. They told him that they would leave him in there unitl their next trial date....something is not right with this at all
His lawyer is sitting right there beside him. And yes, I know being POA doesn't give me rights to speak on behalf. I am completely overwhelmed and shocked that they would do this. They said he could be released on a 1000.00 bond. Why would I pay 1000.00 to have him released for something they caused by not having court and it was announced on the radio, and so forth. How is that his fault?
I heard the phone calls that day from that county telling him no court and so forth, which we were actually glad because he was in a cast and were trying to figure out how we were going to get him to the building and then to where he needed to be. I am completely astounded
Well, they let him go. My husband actually just stood up and spoke for himself and told them that he should not be held accountable for something he had no control over.
I have another question that isn't related to these previous ones....when a person gets arrested for a DUI, and in KY a DUI is considered .04 and up, but they blew a .001 and got arrested anyways, how do they get the results of their bloodwork? I have often wondered that and also really don't understand why the officer would proceed with arresting them expecially if they weren't in the car?
How do I do that?
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