Did You Fail To Appear For Your Court Hearing?
When you are given a time and a place by a judge to appear in court, you are required to do so. If you do not show up to court, you can face criminal charges and serious consequences.
Did you fail to appear in court? If so, the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. This is a serious matter that requires immediate attention from a skilled Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in bench warrants. Call our firm at 225-767-7778 for a free consultation and get the legal help you need to address this problem now.
Failure To Appear Warrants Are Not Just For Criminal Court
Failure to appear in court at a designated time and place applies to all types of court appearances, including traffic court, jury duty, civil cases and criminal cases. If you are a defendant in a civil case and failed to appear, a warrant will not be issued for your arrest, but the court will find in favor of the plaintiff.
Did You Jump Bail?
Jumping bail or skipping bail means that you failed to appear in court at a designated time and place when there was a fixed bail bond amount made. If you jumped bail, the court will issue an arrest warrant. If you do not respond to that warrant, an outstanding warrant will be issued. As a skilled failure to appear in court lawyer, Steven J. Moore will work vigorously to minimize the penalties of this charge. Penalties for failing to appear in court include jail time and fines.
In some cases, the individual may no longer reside in Louisiana. If you face failure to appear in court charges and are no longer in Louisiana, we may be able to appear in court on your behalf, depending on the specific circumstances of your case.
Our high-quality criminal defense attorney has helped people with failure to appear in court charges for more than 25 years. We understand that sometimes people have valid reasons for not being able to be in court, and we have full command of the many defenses available to our clients. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and avoid the consequences of this offense.