Dearborn, MI asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Ohio

Q: I had an arragiment hearing and I had to reschedule due to covid i was still positive today and the courts issued a warr

Issued a warrant for my arrest even though I am still testing positive today and I've been calling all morning to try and contact someone to alert. But they returned my call and said they can't reschedule it again due to covid even though I'm still testing positive

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Linda  Malek
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Were you able to show/send proof from the test that you are positive? I can’t believe that with proof sent to the court that they would put themselves and others in jeopardy. I would hire a lawyer and give them the proof that you actually did have covid and have the lawyer draft a legal motion to continue OR you may see if the lawyer you hired can file a motion to do the arraignment ‘in abstenia’ so that he may appear on your behalf if they will not continue it with a proper motion and proof. ‘In absentia’ means that the lawyer would be able to handle that arraignment without the client present, in person.

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