Sacramento, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: I was released on a Cruz waver. What if I cant make it to my turn in court date . Can I jux turn myself in at jail?

How can I let my public defender know I cant make it

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Dale S. Gribow

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

I WOULD BE SHOCKED IF ANY DEFENDANT DID NOT HAVE THE PHONE AND EMAIL FOR THEIR PUBLIC DEFENDER. IF YOU DON'T IT IS YOUR FAULT.

CALL YOUR LAWYER ASAP..............

CALL THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE AND ASK FOR THE PERSON REPRESENTING YOU ASAP

Rhonda Mae Hixon

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In a Cruz waiver, if you don't make it to court, and the failure to appear is willful, the plea stands but the deal or negotiated disposition does not;

Meaning you could be sentenced up to the maximum for the charge as if you had no deal.

Your lawyer could have a warrant held, and keep the deal, if he or she is standing in court with a good excuse for your non-appearance when the time comes. Call The Public Defender's Office for the county where your case is, and they can locate your specific attorney.

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