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Can you provide more information to put this into context?
what do you mean provide more context? I was charged with a criminal summons for electronic mail harassment and a summons was issued. I was wondering what a criminal summons was and what can happen at the hearing?
All it says is that it is a misdemeanor criminal summons. That I need to appear in court to answer to the charges.
yes it is I was just charged with it today?
So what you are saying it will be best to go up there and take some money for bail?
But what is a summons? I have never been in trouble before?
So if I have already been charged with a crime and served the paper how can I be arrested?
They told me that is was a arrest but I didn't have to appear before a migrastriate. So idk what that means.
I mean they didn't handcuff me or anything. But the cop said when they served the paper on me that it was a arrest. I mean I just don't understand all this stuff.
Well I mean this girl has been giving me trouble since we broke up. So I mean I guess they are finally feeling my pain. But why wouldn't I have to go before a magristrate
What is a personal recognizance bond?
I mean I am not understanding what a criminal summons is and Idk if I need a bail bondsmen or not. I just don't understand what to do?
But when I go to court on June the 6th I might need one or what?
It says on the summons failure to appear will result in a contempt of court and a 500 dollar fine or and 30 days in jail.
But why did they issue a summons and not a order for arrest?
What is the difference from a summons to a order or arrest besides you have to make bond?
ok thanks for your help. I just wish this nightmare would end. Some relationships are not worth the headache.
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