Q: 2 Fridays ago, my daughters half brother asked if he could spend the night. We picked him up not knowing he snuck out.
His mom applied for a warrant and now there's a pre warrant hearing. I honestly didn't know. Do I need an attorney?
A: It sounds like you have a good defense. That being said--it is a criminal hearing and if for some reason the judge finds probable cause to issue a warrant--you may be arrested right then and there. If you want to nip this in the bud and avoid a charge (and/or being arrested), your best best is to retain an attorney to represent you.
A: As a family law and criminal defense attorney I want you to know that if the court rules against you at the hearing, you will more than likely be arrested at the hearing and taken into custody. I would always advise a person facing a possible arrest to retain an attorney however the child's mother has the burden of proof regarding the accusations against you.
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