Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I just realized my court date is scheduled for tomorrow but…

I just realized my...

I just realized my court date is scheduled for tomorrow but i am out of state and will not be back to make it tomorrow.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And to clarify, can you tell me what paperwork has been filed?

New jersey

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

And its charges against me

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/9/2018
Nisha Jones
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 3,428
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC
Verified

Good evening, I am an attorney expert with the JustAnswer website, and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I have a near 100% customer satisfaction rate, and I'll be answering your questions today. JustAnswer provides general legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Is this in regards ***** ***** criminal case?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But i signed a deal with the prosecutor and if i complete it, all charges will be dropped. But this would be my first appearance just to go and plead not guilty
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just need to reschedule this appearance and i need the best advice

Is this your first court appearance in relation to this case?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it is

Do you have an attorney that will be in court on your behalf tomorrow?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No

Okay thanks for the additional information.

The problem here is that it's a bit too late to ask for a continuance for your court date, that usually needs to be filed much in advance and approved by the judge. Additionally your first court date is referred to as arraignment, and that's usually something that you cannot ask for a continuance for.

The problem is that if you are not present, and if an attorney is not present on your behalf, then the judge does have the ability to issue a bench warrant for your arrest, and unfortunately most likely will do so.

It appears that somehow you've already spoken with the prosecutor and negotiated a plea agreement. That is somewhat unique as prosecutors typically are not permitted to speak with defendants without their attorneys present -- but an option you have is to contact the prosecutor in this case since they have been willing and able to speak with you previously, and see if there is any way at all they can request that your case be rescheduled due to an emergency matter.

It is definitely not conventional but it may be your only option at this point in time. Again, a request for postponement is done in advance, and must be approved by a judge.

You should try to appear in court tomorrow, or you do risk having a bench warrant issued against you.

I hope that helps!

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Also, please take a moment to rate me using the stars at the top of the page, as it's the only way experts are compensated for our time on the site. I do not receive a salary here at JustAnswer, and am only compensated for my time after receiving a rating of 3 stars or more (5 stars are always appreciated). The question won't close after rating, so you can still ask follow-up questions after. Thanks, ***** ***** it!

Nisha Jones
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 3,428
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC
Verified
Nisha Jones and 87 other Legal 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 lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Nisha Jones Your Own Question
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Nisha Jones
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 3,428
3,428 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Managing Attorney at Nisha Jones Law, LLC

Nisha Jones 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:

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

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

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

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I found a warrant fro my arrest at home yesterday It says
Good morning I found a warrant fro my arrest at home yesterday It says that I failed to appear in court and I need to pay $100 bail as soon as possible at the police … read more
Legalwriter
Legalwriter
Attorney
Juris Doctor
201 satisfied customers
Is a prima facie something I'm able to craft for the first
Is a prima facie something I'm able to craft for the first day of a malicious prosecution trial?… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,357 satisfied customers
I have received an official legal notice from a New Jersey
Hello, I have received an official legal notice from a New Jersey court, for an apparent traffic violation 39: 3- 8.1. I received the notification after the court day had passed, so I have now receive… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
hello i have had power of attorney over my aunt for three years
hello i have had power of attorney over my aunt for three years now, in new jersey she have dementia. im at the point were she stated to me and its wriitten in the poa that when she cannot stay in her… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I paid in full for a house rental on the Jersey Shore that
I paid in full for a house rental on the Jersey Shore that was supposed to start on November 7. The agreement I signed stated: "Storms: No refunds will be given for storms. Hillside roads are curvy an… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney/Landlord/Realtor
Doctoral Degree
37,849 satisfied customers
I am involved in a Civil Suit tomorrow in New Haven Suoerior
I am involved in a Civil Suit tomorrow in New Haven Suoerior Court. I don't believe the Plaintiff has the right to request money from me due to a shortfall in a company where I was only an employee. M… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
About a month ago, I was charged with possession of less than
About a month ago, I was charged with possession of less than 1 oz of marijuana (all I had was about a gram). I have never got in trouble before, and this was my first ticket I've ever received. I did… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,940 satisfied customers
can a victim drop charges againt defendant the police made
can a victim drop charges againt defendant? the police made a mistake and marked a request him being arrested then judge not allowng him to come home until the court date which is 20 days. It was a no… read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
I received an MIP home in Louisiana but am going to school
I received an MIP home in Louisiana but am going to school across the country. I know that I can get arrested if I get pulled over for not having shown up for my court date, but what exactly is going … read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
My friends ex-husband is taking her to court - the court date
My friend's ex-husband is taking her to court - the court date is tomorrow - he is accusing her of leaving a piece of paper on his windshield with foul language - she did not do what he said - she was… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
My home health aide and her husband are from the Dominican
My home health aide and her husband are from the Dominican Republic and don't know alot about buying a home. Last year they went to a realtor who took $5,000.00 from them and promised to find them a h… read more
FLACORPLAWYER
FLACORPLAWYER
Doctoral Degree
1,750 satisfied customers
What will happen to me if I order Percocet or xanax on line
What will happen to me if I order Percocet or xanax on line without a prescription? I have already ordered some other type of painkiller in the past not realizing that it was something I could getinto… read more
D. WINOGO ESQ.
D. WINOGO ESQ.
Hearing Officer/Attorney
Doctoral Degree
100 satisfied customers
i was arrested for shoplifting at macys dept. store. the merchandise
i was arrested for shoplifting at macys dept. store. the merchandise was $88 dollars. i am 23 years old from new jersey and this is my first offense. i am supposed to appear in court tomorrow. what ca… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
my husband has been charged with receiving stolen merchandise
my husband has been charged with receiving stolen merchandise ( he did not know it was stolen) he missed a court date about 1 1/2 yrs ago. first he was picked up in baltimore, md where we live for a f… read more
Legalwriter
Legalwriter
Attorney
Juris Doctor
201 satisfied customers
I had a firearms id card taken by a desk sargeant back in
I had a firearms id card taken by a desk sargeant back in 1997 while I was in the precinct to file a counter charge for assult with my ex-boss whom my wife was cheating on me with.He got her to file a… read more
FLACORPLAWYER
FLACORPLAWYER
Doctoral Degree
1,750 satisfied customers
I have been charged with a DUI on October 1st in the state
I have been charged with a DUI on October 1st in the state of New Jersey. I hired an attorney and appeared in DUI court twice. My date was rescheduled each time to give the prosecution time to present… read more
cfortunato
cfortunato
J.D.
7,967 satisfied customers
In California, I have been served with an Unlawful Detainer
In California, I have been served with an Unlawful Detainer notice, and answered by filing a Demurrer. The first date on the calendar was Wednesday, November 26, and we were scheduled to have it heard… read more
Lawgirl
Lawgirl
Founder
Doctoral Degree
4,606 satisfied customers
I have been scheduled for a court date after filing an ...
I have been scheduled for a court date after filing an answer to the complaint. The case is in Superior court, special civil part in New jersey. Capital One is filing suit against me for credit card c… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 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