I believe a court date was given to "Bob" and he didn't attend the hearing.
When Bob was in the car accident (he was hit by a car and was standing as a pedestrian in front of Salvation Army) and a report was run on him, the police suggested he go to the station and turn himself in.
How would I search public records for this warrant since it has been served on him (I believe).
Will a public defender be assigned to Bob's case since he can't afford an attorney on his own?
When he turns himself in to the Du Page County, Illinois police station, will they reschedule his hearing and post a bond?
I am considering becoming Bob's guardian. Will I be able to manage his money and find a low income apartment he can rent? Will I be responsible for his debts going forward (and/or prior to my guardianship?).
Not sure you can answer all these questions, but please advise. Thank you,
Q) When he turns himself in to the Du Page County, Illinois police station, will they reschedule his hearing and post a bond?
Not exactly. Bob will be officially served by the police with whatever charges are outstanding. Then he will be taken in front of a magistrate or commissioner (i.e. some sort of judicial officer) who will decide whether or not Bob should immediately get bail. If so, Bob or someone on his behalf can pledge a certain amount of money with the court where he is charged to get out of jail. (The usual figure is 10% of the bail amount.)
If the judicial officer refuses to set bail for Bob, he may have to sit in jail a few days to a week or so while he gets a lawyer and has an "official" bail hearing in front of a judge. If that judge sets bail, then the bail is generally posted through the court. Otherwise, Bob will have to sit in jail through his trial.
Q) I am considering becoming Bob's guardian. Will I be able to manage his money and find a low income apartment he can rent? Will I be responsible for his debts going forward and/or prior to my guardianship?
Obtaining guardianship over another adult is a court-monitored process, so generally you have to have a judge's approval. Guardianship is different than just giving someone a power of attorney.
Once made a guardian, you have control over Bob's financial and legal affairs. A guardian can do virtually anything Bob could do.
By becoming Bob's guardian, you would NOT make yourself personally liable for Bob's debts. You're only acting on his behalf, not agreeing to be liable for him as if you were a co-signer to his debts.
Thanks again for the opportunity to assist you. Best wishes,
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