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My son missed a court date - what should he do? North

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My son missed a...

My son missed a court date - what should he do?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

North Carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

He called the Clerk of Courts to try to reschedule

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

It was an Order of Criminal Contemp dealing with a divorce case

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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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I'm sorry to hear about your son's situation.

This court date was for a contempt hearing, correct?

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Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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The family court judge does have the discretion to issue a warrant for your son's failure to appear at the contempt hearing.

In other words, it's possible that there may currently be an active warrant for his arrest for the failure to appear.

Does he have the representation of an attorney in this divorce case?

If so, his attorney should be able to find out from the court record whether or not a warrant was issued.

If a warrant was issued, his attorney can file a Motion to Quash Warrant.

If one wasn't issued, then your son should just try to reschedule his hearing date as soon as possible.

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