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In Oklahoma county, may my father appear before the judge in

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In Oklahoma county, may my father appear before the judge in my criminal case if I am unable to be there? I am in North Dakota, working.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  S. Huband, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

No, your dad's appearance will not excuse your non-appearance in court, especially if this is a criminal charge you're facing. If a judge or magistrate recognized you to be in court, or you promised to appear in court and you fail to, that can be a separate charge that leads to additional jail time.

Since you missed one court date already, you'll likely have an arrest warrant out for you which ND may try to serve on you while you're working. I'd bite the bullet and come back to court in OK to avoid the misery of being arrested in ND, held in jail for who knows how long, etc.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  S. Huband, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Can you please clarify? I don't understand what you mean.
Expert:  S. Huband, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Hello again,
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