Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois

Q: What happens if i have an ongoing trial for several years and miss my court date? Is there a warrant? Do i get bail?

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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It's entirely possible that the judge issued a warrant for your arrest. You should contact your lawyer immediately so that he can get you back in court so can take care of the warrant. If you had a good reason for missing court, make sure you let your lawyer know. Whether you will get a bond will depend on whether you have missed court in the past, your criminal background, the charges you are facing and a variety of other factors that your lawyer would be better suited to answer.

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