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How do i lift a bench warrant for not appearing in court?

Blackshear, GA |

we did not receive a letter stating when is the next court date

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  1. Contact your attorney immediately and explain why you missed court. Your attorney will need to file a motion to quash the warrant. Usually the judge will schedule it for a hearing, where you must appear. If you have missed court in the recent past, the warrant might not be quashed. Time is of the essence, because with an active bench warrant in the system, you are subject to immediate arrest when contacted by any law enforcement officer for any reason.


  2. Generally the Prosecutor will not negotiate with you directly about agreeing to lift the warrant. You best course of action would be to retain an attorney. Your attorney would be in a better position to explain the reason for your missed court date. Your attorney would investigate the facts surrounding the failure of you notice to get to you and argue these points in support of getting the warrant lifted.

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