Q: First offense Domestic Violence. 6 months, have warrant. Pro Bono anywhere? L A county. Have to sit whole time?
Shannon Murrell. Happened in January 2018. I'm going to turn myself in.
A: First of all, have you appeared in Court already or did you not show and have a Bench Warrant? If you haven't appeared yet, your best bet is to show up to the Court that issued the warrant to ask that it be recalled and have the Public Defender appointed to represent you. That way, you may be able to avoid sitting in jail for 2 days while you wait for them to take you to court. Also, by walking into the Courtroom, you have a chance that the Judge will release you without bail. The important thing is to do it at the Courtroom so you can at least have the Public Defender appointed if you can't afford a private attorney. The sooner you appear in Court, the more chance you have of staying out of custody!
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