Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have a a failure to appear in court from a misdemeanor of…

I have a a failure...

I have a a failure to appear in court from a misdemeanor of petty theft ( from three years ago)...if i turn myslef in what time or bond am ilooking at about?


 


 


If i get a public deffender what will that help....will they come to court with me ...how long apprxfor the court date ?

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
11/1/2012
LawTalk
LawTalk, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,876
Experience: 30 years legal experience
Verified

Good morning Stephanie,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation.

If you make contact with the criminal court clerk's office in the county where the warrant is out of, they can tell you the bond amount. You go in and pay that and you will remain free until your court date on the underlying charge as well as the Failure to Appear.

I would expect the bond to be about $1,000. If you are caught by police before you make arrangements to post the bond, then you will be held in jail until the court can hear your matter.

A first offense of petty theft generally doesn't carry jail time and even though you missed the court hearing, you may still avoid jail on the charge. You'll want an attorney or a public defender thought to assist you in reaching a plea agreement.

You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.

Until you rate me highly for my service, I will not be credited with helping you. Would you please rate me now, based on my assistance to you in understanding the law.

I wish you the best in 2012,

Doug

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago

can i call the court and send them a check...(it is kind of far away) how long willthe Court date be after i give bond.. thanks!!

You can pay by mail, you can even have a local attorney go in and pay for you. After you bond out, you will generally have the first hearing within a few days to a couple of weeks.

You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.

Would you please rate me now, based on my assistance to you in understanding the law.

I wish you the best in 2012,

Doug
LawTalk
LawTalk, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,876
Experience: 30 years legal experience
Verified
LawTalk and 87 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a criminal lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask LawTalk Your Own Question
LawTalk
LawTalk
LawTalk, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,876
37,876 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years legal experience

LawTalk is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,248 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,153 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,984 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

37,876 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,750 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,638 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

Barrister

Barrister

Criminal Defense Law

1,255 satisfied customers

17 years practicing criminal defense.

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
I got a criminal court appearance ticket when I was visiting
I got a criminal court appearance ticket when I was visiting new York … read more
DanLegal
DanLegal
Law Partner
Juris Doctor
549 satisfied customers
I have 3 misdemeanor charges. Assault, criminal damage,
I have 3 misdemeanor charges. Assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct. What do I do … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,166 satisfied customers
There is a case pending in Criminal Court (for assault and
There is a case pending in Criminal Court (for assault and robbery) against my ex-boyfriend. But also I sued him in Family Court (I've just won and got 2 year old permanent order of protection). The c… read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,166 satisfied customers
I need information for a misdemeanor charge in county court
I need information for a misdemeanor charge in Harris county court 10 … read more
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Juris Doctorate
3,166 satisfied customers
I was recently charged with a petty theft. about fifteen
hi. i was recently charged with a petty theft. about fifteen years ago, i was charged with a petty theft and that case has been taken care of and i completed a probation term for it. there are extenua… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
1.i ha.ve 3 misdemeanor charges(criminal threat,vandalism)
Second opinion] 1.i ha.ve 3 misdemeanor charges(criminal threat,vandalism) in my residence 2.however, los angeles county public defenders(felony and misdemeanor) have developed Conflict of Interest 3.… read more
Jonathan Holson
Jonathan Holson
JD
103 satisfied customers
Got a misdemeanor petty theft for 500.46 and already did 10
got a misdemeanor petty theft for 500.46 and already did 10 days in jail. They have postponed my court date twice already because they still have not sent my court appointed lawyer the evidence agains… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
I have a criminal case pending, Class A Misdemeanor,
I have a criminal case pending, Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Trespass, and I filed a Pre-Trial Writ of Habeas Corpus and a Motion to Dismiss for lack of subject matter and personal jurisdiction, whic… read more
James Daloisio
James Daloisio
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
If a criminal case felony was resolved in court with
if a criminal case felony was resolved in court with probation and closed.. CAn it be repopened' … read more
James Daloisio
James Daloisio
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
I was charged with a petty theft($134) misdemeanor in 2013
I was charged with a petty theft($134) misdemeanor in 2013 and I was referred to the Riverside County Diversion in lieu of a conviction. 5 years later, I've been charge for a second petty theft($176).… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,236 satisfied customers
My nephew signed plea agreement. The home owner said he paid
my nephew signed plea agreement. The home owner said he paid a 2500.00 deductible for his apt broken into and the court agreement says 3500.00 reimbursement for this nefews friend missed wages for com… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Is it possible to enter a plea agreement for a fed crim case
Is it possible to enter a plea agreement for a fed crim case with white collared crime offenses if the defendant has a qui tam complaint (or case) against individuals (one with a pending indictment fo… read more
James Daloisio
James Daloisio
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
358 satisfied customers
I have a dismissed petty theft misdemeanor from over 7 years
I have a dismissed petty theft misdemeanor from over 7 years ago, will this keep me from getting a licenses from FINRA? … read more
QuickEasyLegalHelp
QuickEasyLegalHelp
174 satisfied customers
We have some petty theft going on at our workplace - someone
We have some petty theft going on at our workplace - someone is stealing cash out of wallets in other employee's jackets.What is the appropriate way to catch this person, and what do we do once we hav… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,236 satisfied customers
I was charged with petty theft of textbooks the day after
I was charged with petty theft of textbooks the day after finals ended. This was my first offense. I am 20 years old. I am extremely remorseful of my actions, and I am anxious of what my consequences … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
In Ohio what is a petty theft defined? How much has to be
In Ohio what is a petty theft defined ? How much has to be stolen for it to be under a felony… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I got arrested for petty theft 5th degree because i
hello i got arrested for petty theft 5th degree because i purchased $60 worth of merchandise and accidentally put two lipsticks in my purse when I put my phone in my purse they have now charge me with… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
193 satisfied customers
What's the charge usually for first offense petty theft in
Hi... what's the charge usually for first offense petty theft in Miami FL? What are my chances of not doing jail time given I am a single mother … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x