Sacramento, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: If I was charged with domestic violence n had a court date n missed it,can I call a judge to get another court dat

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William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should hire an attorney and go to court to get the warrant cleared up as soon as possible. If you cannot afford an attorney, contact your local public defenders office, let them know your situation and appear with one of them.

David Stephen Kestenbaum agrees with this answer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: you can never call a judge

either hire a lawyer or use the public defender.

the matter has to be put On Calendar and you and your lawyer will probably have to appear to quash it..........

in some courts, with Misdemeanors, the attorney can appear 977 for you.

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No, there is probably a Bench Warrant out for your arrest! You must personally go to the Court clerk at 8 a.m. and put yourself on calendar. It would be better to retain a private attorney to try to keep them from taking you into custody. If you can't afford a private attorney, once you get to the courtroom ask for the Public Defender to be appointed.

You should do this Tuesday morning (courts are closed Monday) since the longer the warrant is out, the more likely you will be taken into custody!

Most of us offer free initial consultations.

Good luck!

Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There is likely a warrant for your arrest. I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in rather than being arrested or determine the amount of outstanding bond.

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