I should be in court next month but i have to leave the country for 2 weeks due to a death in the family , mi not an American citizen , just here as a tourist
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You cannot, absolutely cannot miss the court date. You will have a warrant for your arrest and then you will not be able to get a visa or be detained at the border if you try to get back. It is not wise to leave criminal charges hanging. I am sorry for your loss.
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it depends, you may have problems returning in order to attend the hearing
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I handle situations like this all the time. If you are not a citizen you can be denied re-entry because of the pending case plus the court could issue a bench warrant for your arrest if you miss court and you would be taken into custody at the airport on your way back in. Hire a criminal defense lawyer as there may be something than can be done.
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