Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina

Q: Is there a feasible legal way around missing a court date for a legitimate health or indigent situation?

I am basically homeless nine months pregnant no friends or family where I am missed court and also there are charges. I don’t know what or where they came from. I need help immediately and I don’t have any money or any way to get any. Please help me.

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Nick Benjamin
Nick Benjamin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Being indigent does not make you unable to make your court date. If you have a health reason, such as you were in the hospital, get some paperwork showing that, and bring it to court when it is in session and ask the judge to strike the warrant. Ask for a public defender, and if you already have one, you should be talking to them immediately

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