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What Happens if my daughter and I cannot make our court date?

Posted by Jennifer Raimo | Aug 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Happens if my daughter and I cannot make our court date?

Q: We are out of town for a family situation and I have called the General district court several times but the operating machine hangs up every time. My daughter is being brought to court for Grand Larceny. What happens if we don't show up and wont …

Jennifer's Answer

A: She doesn't get to just not show up. If she is not there, a warrant will be issued for her arrest and she could sit in jail waiting for the case to get back into court.

If she doesn't have a lawyer yet, she very much needs one. Among other things, if a lawyer is involved in advance, the lawyer can ask for a continuance so she won't have to face this problem.

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Jennifer Raimo

Jen Raimo has loved criminal justice ever since she read her first Nancy Drew book.  She graduated from West Chester University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a minor in Spanish.

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