I have a court date in Ny but I live in another state ,what happens if I don't show up, financially I cant afford the plane fare

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is there a statue of limitation if a warrant is issued for my arrest, and will the authorities come to my current state to arrest me?

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . A warrant will be issued for your arrest and there is no statute of limitations. What is the charge?

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Terri Beth Kalker

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    Answered . Unfortunately, you cannot "wait out" a warrant. However, depending on the Court and the charge, an attorney may be able to appear in your absence. I do it often.

  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . There is no statute of limitations. Contact a local attorney and see if they can appear for you and resolve it.


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
    516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
    Jlopiccolo@hbclaw.net

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more

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