Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Arizona

Q: I am out on bail and I missed my court date due to my boyfriend taking my car to work and I had no way of getting there

My boyfriend was supposed to be back in time for me to go to my scheduled court time and also watch our 2 yr old daughter

He was supposed to be back at 630am to give me plenty of time to get to court by 8am. I was coming from Phoenix to Tempe he didn't show up until noon. I have been waiting to turn myself in on a day I have a babysitter which will be this Monday. What is going to happen Monday when I turn myself in.

1 Lawyer Answer
Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: When you turn yourself in, you will find that there is most likely a warrant that has been out for your arrest. When you arrive at court you will have to appear as a "walk-in" case so the judge can see you. The judge has the discretion to take you into custody, pay a bond or simply give you the next court date that you have to appear at. It is your responsibility to get to court and to provide a babysitter so the judge will likely not care what the excuse is for missing court but they should be receptive about the fact that you came back to court voluntarily as soon as you were able to.

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