I have a Desk apperance ticket for shoplifting, it was dated 7/16/14, and i thought was 7/18/14

Asked 3 months ago - Flushing, NY

Therefore, i missed and have failed to attend, i went to 109 police station and ask for advice, i was told, the court will issue bench arrest, and i just need to go to court tomorrow and see what happen, what should i do? At LOC 125-01 Queens Blvd. thanks

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  1. Richard C. Southard


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . It's always best to have an experienced criminal lawyer with you when you have court, especially when there is a warrant for your arrest which increases the chance that bail will be set. You should be able to resolve this case without a criminal record if its your first offense.

    I am a former Brooklyn Criminal Court Deputy Bureau Chief with over 17 years experience specializing in handling... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Go to court and get the warrant vacated before the police come looking for you. It is best to retain a criminal defense lawyer.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for... more
  3. Stephen Charles Cooper


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Go to the courthouse where you were supposed to report and speak with the clerk.

    Any response I provide is meant as a general view on the subject and is no way intended to be specific legal... more

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