Sebastopol, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: Hi, I have a warrant from a misdemeanor possession charge and I missed court. So I am going to walk in court tomorrow to

Clear the warrent. A officer was going to charge me with felony attempted burglary last month but after talking with me he decided not to charge me. Well the DA picked up the charges and now is says filed under this felony case. Am I going to be charged with the felony when I go into walk in court for this misdemeanor

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: it is up to the DA...........however, i would never suggest a defendant just show up in court without a lawyer.

you run the risk of some judges putting you in custody if you did not show for an appearance without good cause.......if this is your first appearance that should not be an issue.

Hopefully posting bail will not be an issue either. I would coordinate with a bondsman before I went to court.

if you don't retain a private lawyer, ask for the public defender before you talk.

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