My boyfriend has been in jail for 1 month and he case was closed in 2015 and he hasn't seen the judge yet for his first appearance but they have a motion for bond for him . He also has a bench warrant but it happened in 2014.
I am going to try to straighten out this knot to provide you a cogent answer. The offense took place in 2014. The State filed some form of charges against your boyfriend that required him to appear in court. He failed to do so, and a bench warrant was issued. Recently, your boyfriend was picked on this bench warrant. His attorney has a motion for bond for him pending right now. I hope this correct. My answer is predicated on the foregoing.
When a defendant fails to appear for a court date, the State will seek a bench warrant for his arrest, and they may seek the court's permission to place the case on the dead docket. The dead docket is a docket of cases that are not active and before the court. Sometimes people that work in the clerk's office will tell the public that a case is closed that is on the dead docket. This is incorrect. It is merely inactive until the defendant has been picked up on the bench warrant.
If you would provide additional information, I would be better able to give you a more precise response. In the meantime, since your boyfriend has an attorney, I would contact him and discuss your questions with him.
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