Richmond, VA asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: I have a Warrant out for missing pretrial and they bonded me to treatment

I was bonded to a treatment center and had pretrial I went to pretrial before I left and then they made an appointment next month. I was still in treatment. My gf went to show documentation I was there and they stamped it and signed it and she has the copy also asked if I was going to get a warrent and they said no. She then went back the day of the appointment and they said I wasn’t going to get a warrant. I left a message with them when I was in treatment too and never heard back. They told her to have me make an appointment when I got out I called again and left two messages. I now have a warrant out. I just got out yesterday. How to I have a warrant out if I did everything right and I was BONDED to treatment?

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David G. Parker
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A: Without reviewing the pretrial violation letter I cannot say for sure what they're alleging. But be sure to bring any documents to court that indicate you were still in treatment during the scheduled pretrial appointment. Your girlfriend could be called as a witness if the court takes evidence on the pretrial violation allegation. I would like to think that, if the judge was the one who ordered you to attend treatment, that they would be sympathetic to the set of facts you have laid out. If you are able to contact your pretrial officer, it's possible (but not guaranteed) that they would send an updated letter to the court clearing up any misunderstanding.

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