Forest, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: I just found out I had court this morning and missed it, it was an arraignment.

I just found out I had court this morning and missed it, it was an arraignment. I was given a summons to appear in court but I just recently moved houses so my paperwork was misplaced. I am already out on bond in another county. Considering today would have been my arraignment where I would’ve been provided a lawyer, I now don’t have a lawyer to call to get assistance from to avoid having a bench warrant put out for my arrest. What steps do I need to take to avoid having a warrant put out for my arrest? Should I contact the clerks office of the court myself? The charge I got this summons for was petit larceny, first offence.

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you can't afford to retain a private attorney to represent you, you are going to need to turn yourself in. You might want to contact your attorney who is representing you in another county for suggestions on how best to proceed, since this new charge may cause that bond to be revoked.

Shemeka C Hankins agrees with this answer

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