Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: If you where ror and your conditions of release was 2 years probation. you miss your sentencing court what will happen

What will happen when you missed your sentencing court date and have failure to appear warrants but you where originally ror with conditions of release being 2 years probation. What will happen when you turn yourself in on the warrants and to what your conditions of release change for having the warrants for 7 months but was also when the covid-19 going on and courts where shut down. Would you be able to get a new court date set up or have to sit in jail tell you see a judge. It's for a DUI controlled substance and domestic and violation of danco but domestic and violation should be getting dropped and all first time getting charged for all three

3 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You don't provide nearly enough information to intelligently answer what you might be facing when you are sentenced. There is no information here about what the charge was or what your criminal history is relative to your potential sentence. Courts have certainly been processing in custody cases where there has been a warrant. You should turn yourself in ASAP. The longer the warrants is out there, the worse your situation is going to get. You are likely going to have to sit in jail until you see a judge, but that should happen pretty quickly unless you are arrested on a weekend or a holiday.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: What a judge may do will likely depend upon all the known facts and circumstances. Your lawyer should have all that information, but I do not. To clear the warrants, turn yourself in at the jail in the county where the sentencing court is located. Ideally, make prior arrangements to coordinate your turn-in date with (1) your lawyer, (2) your family-supporters.

William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: It is impossible to answer your questions without actually being retained on the case. A lawyer would need an opportunity to speak with the state and the court to determine what is likely to happen. I suggest you get a lawyer ASAP if you do not already have one.

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