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A few months ago i plead guilty to a minor in consumption and

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A few months ago i plead guilty to a minor in consumption and a disturbing the peace charge in Nevada. A few months later i was arrested again for a minor in consumption and a loitering charge. I moved out of state just after i was arrested so i missed my court date after i asked the judge for a extension on my date many times. After my first trial the judge gavee a suspended sentence of 10 days so if i return to Nevada with my bail money and pay it will i have to serve that sentence or will i be released and have to go to court?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legal-Guru replied 10 months ago.
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You don't have to worry about the ten day suspended sentence. You would only have to serve that if you got in trouble within that ten day period. Since it was a few months later you were not on probation at that time.

Your issue is with the failure to appear warrant on the second charge. If you make bond on that warrant, you will be released and be given a new court date. It would probably be wise to contact an attorney or bondsman before you go back so that they can arrange for you to be bonded out immediately.

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