I am out on bond for a misdemeanor through one jurisdiction and may get locked up in another a few days before the court date that the bond was put up for my assurance to show up.
The general answer would be no, assuming the court will find out that you were in custody elsewhere on your scheduled court date. However, you will want to let your attorney in the pending case know your situation as soon as possible, so he or she can explain the circumstances to the judge on your scheduled court date. If you don't have an attorney, you will want to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to represent you on both matters. AVVO is an excellent source to help you find such an attorney. Good luck.
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Not necessarily. Make sure your lawyer knows about the situation and where you are. He/she should be able to let the court know so that a warrant is not issued for failure to appear.
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Make sure the court that issued the bond is aware that you are being held in custody by another jurisdiction.
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