Osseo, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: I have 3 warrants which are misdemeanor, late child support, failure to appear and unsupervised probation violation

What am I looking at for time is there going to be bail? And allegedly cops have stopped old residence for my warrants and also said I'm looking at being charged with other charges due to my purse and cell phone being found miles from area where a person fled from state patrol in stolen vehicle, in vehicle was also stolen property person or people never located, well I never reported phone purse stolen because my warrants what's a person to do

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

A: You don't provide enough information to intelligently answer what kind of time you are looking at. I don't know what sort of offense the failure to appear was for and how did you allegedly violate your unsupervised probation. However, I can tell you that continuing to dodge the warrants isn't going to make things any better for you. You would be far better to get ahead of this and turn yourself in to address the warrants. That shows a good faith effort on your part that you are going to do the right thing. Otherwise you risk getting arrested at an inopportune time and you are certainly increasing the likelihood of bail, the longer that these warrants are out there. They are not simply going to disappear and go away. Deal with these warrants ASAP.

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

A: Once your attorney has the criminal Complaint(s) and Sentencing Order(s), they will be able to tell what the maximum and more likely amount of jail time is possible. The court would likely set bail on the new charges within a day or two (excluding weekends). But on the probation violation, it could possibly be longer. The thing to do would be to reconnect with your attorney, figure out which county or counties the warrants are coming from, then turn yourself in to the county jail in one of those counties. That will clear the warrants. Next you can work on getting out on conditional release or bail with court dates. After that, take care of business with your attorney's help.

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