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Hello and thank you for your question.The capias warrant means that a warrant has issued to bring you before the court to answer for your contempt (which was the not showing up). It means that a sheriff or deputy may come to your home and place you under arrest and you will then be transported to the court to explain your contempt to the court. This is not a criminal arrest warrant. The warrant means they could arrest you, it doesn't mean they will. The sheriff's office will not be making civil arrests over the weekend. If they do arrest you, it will be when the court is open because they will bring you right to court to deal with the contempt. If you go to court first thing on Monday, go to the clerk's office and explain that you want to deal with the warrant and have it removed. The courts open at 8:30.
Dealing with the contempt will not be difficult. You can just explain that you forgot and be apologetic, and the case will be reset. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
Thank you very much for your answer. When I go to the court on Monday does that mean I will be put under arrest and then I will deal with the matter because I will already be there? I guess I am confused with whether or not I will be arrested when I walk into the court.
Final question, it appears that I can not be arrested after sunset (?) If I am out during the day does that mean I can be, say by a police officer?
Thank you for your legal expertise. I feel much more at ease!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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