Q: So I missed my court date for Criminal domestic violence 3rd degree? Is it possible I was tried in my absence?
Is it possible I was found not guilty or nolle prosse. There is an update online that says application for destruction of arrest records
Yes, you can be convicted in your absence.
The prosecution only needs to present the victim to the court.
If the victim testifies to the elements necessary to convict you of the offense, you could be convicted.
You would then have only a very limited time to appeal that conviction.
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