Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Texas

Q: If someone was lied to about a court date what can they do? In Texas

My friend thought a court date was in December. He got a text message on November 17th saying that if he doesn't go to court the next day he will have a warrant for his arrest. He called them because he wasn't aware of this, then the lady asked for his full name and stuff to look up when it is and she said December 1st and that they would never send a text message. Fast forward to today, he got a call saying he missed his court and now he has a warrant for arrest.

The system is corrupt and that's how he got in this situation in the first place.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tammy L. Wincott
Tammy L. Wincott
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I suggest your friend call the court to ensure that it is a legitimate call to begin with.

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