Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When is the best time to turn yourself in on a warrant for a missed court date? / AVVO / Michael A. Haber, Esq. **ARRESTED / **305DUI

Q:     When is the best time to turn yourself in on a warrant for a missed court date?  I missed a court day due to ride cancelling at the last minute sent a fax to the judge explaining no ride asking for a new court day - a warrant was still issued- when is the best time to turn yourself in to see the original judge as quick as possible and spend the least time in jail waiting currently on probation for dui on another offense have children and am trying to make this a quick as possible.

Michael Adam Haber


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Answered You are - and are in - a mess. The bottom line is that warrants suck and that oftentimes they end up in incarceration. That said, when it comes to warrants, anyone anywhere who has knowledge of the existence of the warrant has 2 choices: Either they can deal with it proactively, in an offensive manner or they can live day to day, waiting until it is ultimately served, and then play catch-up (defense).

In this light warrants can be likened to cancer. If it exists (whether it is a warrant or cancer) then you have a problem. You can either choose deal with the problem and hope for the best or you can wait for the problem to deal with you in its own natural fashion. In the former event it may or may not work out favorably for you, but, in the case of a warrant, at least the State and the Judge will have to acknowledge that you voluntarily hose to bring the matter to them, an undeniable fact that even an average defense lawyer should be able to use to your advantage during the pendency of your case. In the later event however, as with cancer, the longer that you choose to wait (whether in denial, self-pity or simply lost in hope and prayer that it'll heal itself / go away) then more time that it has to metasticize and destroy you from within.

My advise: Don't do anything yourself. Get an experienced Edgewater area criminal defense lawyer to arrange an in court surrender and argue to keep you out pending a global resolution of all of your outstanding matters. Also, don't miss court. I don't care (nor will the Judge care) about your ride. Walk, take a bus, get there late if you must, whatever... Just get to Court.

I hope that this has been helpful and wish you the best of luck!
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