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If I was arrested for a misdemeanor but have not gone to court can I go out of state

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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Yes, you can.

There's nothing in the law that prevents you from traveling while you have an open pending misdemeanor case, unless a judge gives a specific instruction not to.

You just want to be sure that you are back in time for court, and that you don't miss any court dates, otherwise a bench warrant can be issued for your arrest for a failure to appear.

If you have an attorney representing you, then your attorney can appear in court on your behalf, which would prevent a bench warrant from being issued for a failure to appear.

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