Asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: I am in default in 4 cases from 1985 one of the lawyers here suggested I go to the court with an attorney.

The cases are open but no warrants. I cannot afford an attorney. If I go to court alone will I be arrested.

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Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Bring a lawyer. They WILL take you into custody if you don’t.

Find someone you’re comfortable with. Go when you’re ready.

Have some bail money set aside. Just in case.

Stephen Neyman Esq.
Stephen Neyman Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • North Andover, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You could be arrested. If you are in default judges certainly are within their right to hold you. However, I strongly advise you to go into court as soon as you can to address this issue. If you do it that way it is much better than if you get picked up by the police. Besides, you have an obligation to the court and need to honor it. You will probably be appointed a lawyer for this as well.

Good luck.

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