Time I was due to go to court it was adjourned with doctors note. This time adjournment was denied. I could not appear. I told them I am a registered nurse and I was on call that day no one would switch with me. Call is from 5pm-8am next day. Court was 5:45pm last nite At 4:45pm I get a call that I had to go and see a patient in a town over an hour away WITH OUT traffic. I went and didn't get home till at least 9pm. And was still on call. Any suggestions? How does the bench warrant work? The town issuing it is pretty far away from where I live. Do the municipal courts ask the town to have the police n my town to exercise the warrant? Will the police drive over an hour an arrest me? I am so nervous. As u can see, I physically could not be there. If did go, I would have gotten fired for not tending to a patient in need and possibly be in trouble with the nursing board for abandoning MY Post. Thanks
Unfortunately, the court does not care about your work or sickness, thus unless your in the hospital you don't have any right to an adjournment, and even when your in the hospital the judge can still order your appearance. Now you may have a warrant against you which means can be picked up by the police anywhere and anytime. I suggest you get a good lawyer to represent you for this case because if a warrant was issued it is probably something more than just a parking or speeding ticket and you don't want to end up in jail tonight or whenever the warrant gets exercised. Lastly if you have a warrant outstanding in general your drivers license is suspended so you will also have additional problems if your picked up while driving a car. Again this is not something to play with get help now.
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You failed to appear, which means that a warrant for your arrest may have been issued, furthermore, your license may also have been revoked for your failure to appear. You need to consult an attorney to take care of this matter. Unfortunately, if you do have a warrant, you could be stopped at any time and arrested. Many attorney's offer free consultations, you should take advantage of that immediately.
It may be best to discuss this with an attorney who could better help you . Most attorneys offer free consultations. Best of luck
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