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The only way possible to get it lifted without turning yourself in is to hire a lawyer.
The lawyer can speak to the other side and the judge and try to get the warrant lifted.
It is by no means guaranteed that it will be lifted.
even with an attorney, but that is the only way to get it lifted without appearing yourself.
Is this true for a non-criminal case? It seems odd they would provide me with a phone number to call after I submitted my itinerary and then give me a phone number to call in. I have been handling this myself because I don't feel the case warrants lawyer, but it looks like the court is basically trying to force me to hire one then.
While a failure to appear and the underlying case is a civil case, as opposed to a criminal one, contempt of court always runs the risks of jail time.
The court can sentence someone for up to six months in jail for contempt.
That's true even though I talked to the judge via phone and I have proof of this? I called her 10 minutes prior to the stated time and she said to call back because another case was running late. I called back again as ordered and she said I need to turn myself in because a warrant was issued.
Yes, that is true. I think you would have a good defense but it is still possible.
ok, thanks for your time and help.
You're very welcome.
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