My attorneys assistant sent me a motion for continuance on my trial due to a medical emergency with the attorney representing me. The state verbally did not object and all parties were notified. I did not show up for the trial as I did not hear otherwise and I did not get any correspondence stating otherwise. I now have a warrant for my arrest. How do I fix this and not go to jail. My attorney is not available to speak to. Should I call the deputy district attorneys office to rectify?
Assuming the case is in Multnomah County, your attorney may be able to schedule a further proceedings date to have the warrant recalled. If your attorney isn't available, talk with his assistant or another attorney in his office (I assume he has an attorney covering his cases if he is not working to due to a medical condition).
Contact your attorney's office. Maybe it's a matter of the attorney and Deputy DA contacting the court to inform the court of the error. Next time, you may want to follow up with your attorney before the court date because a Motion without a signed court order or notice from the court does not mean that the court has granted the Motion/request.
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