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I thought court was today it was yesterday now i have a bench warrent i need help

Lawyer's Assistant: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

I had a theft by shoplifting under 30 now i have a nench warrent

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Ga

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Please help me i cant go to jail

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Is there anything to stop me from going to jail
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Since a bench warrant was issued, you have 2 options on how to handle it from here:

(1.) you can turn yourself into police custody, in which case they will execute an arrest, and you will be taken to jail, and will have to pay a bond amount to be released.

OR

(2.) you can hire a defense attorney to file a Motion to Quash Bench Warrant on your behalf - your attorney can clarify what occurred with the court, request that the bench warrant be quashed/ removed and have your case set for a new court date to be addressed.

If you choose to go with that option, you can contact the Georgia State Bar for a referral to a defense lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

***-***-****

I hope that helps!

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