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Unfortunately, there would be no way under Florida law for you to avoid appearing in court on this criminal warrant.
The only possible option if you hire an experienced local attorney and this attorney would be able to convince the judge and prosecutor to waive your appearance in court and to allow you to enter your plea through the mail and / or by video conference.
This doesn't happen often and would be entirely up to the judge whether to allow it and for the prosecutor whether to object, but on some older minor criminal warrants, sometimes it can be granted.
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What is the bond on this warrant?
Do you have any prior criminal history?
What is your prior conviction in Virginia?
If you surrender to jail on this warrant which does not have a bond posted, you can spend up to 72 hours in jail before being brought for your bond hearing before the judge.
Also, if you plead guilty or no contest to this misdemeanor charge, you can be sentenced to up to 12 months in jail and/or 12 months of probation or a fine of up to $1,000.
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