Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Good afternoon, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I'll be answering your questions today, please understand this is for informational purposes only, and we do not currently have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!
My best recommendation is that you hire a private attorney to put a court date on calendar before the judge and put before the court a Motion to Set Aside the Warrant. This is basically a motion explaining why you missed the court date, outlining the efforts you made to let the court know ahead of time, and the reason you are not a "flight risk" and will be present at all future court dates.
The only other option would be to turn yourself into the police station, however it would be advisable to secure an attorney beforehand to put the above mentioned Motion before the court instead. In the meantime, you want to ensure you don't get into any trouble involving police officers because the bench warrant will immediately appear in their database system.
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