Court date was July 2, bench warrant wasn't signed until July 11.
Criminal Defense Attorney
As long as the judge has jurisdiction over your case, which means the case has not been terminated or dismissed, the judge can issue a warrant for your failure to appear.
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issuance of warrants does not work like the requirements for bonding. If you miss your court date the Judge can sign a warrant anytime prior to you sending your case to a different court, and he can also issue a warrant for you when you show up to fix the missed court date as well. In short, he could have waited even longer and still signed a warrant.
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So the judge gave you over a week to show up on your own and you're complaining about it?
Yes, the judge can wait to sign a bench warrant, but most judges aren't that courteous.
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