My fiancé missed a court date for contempt in a child support case. Not on purpose but non the less. He was arrested in the county we live in but the warrant is in another county 2 hours away. His bond is $2500 and won’t accept 10%. He’s been there for 3 days and the other county has not said they were coming to get him yet Although they are aware he is there. Thanksgiving is tomorrow. What will happen? Is there a time frame to hold him? A limit to get him? Any information would help. The jail has been little to no help trying to get answers
That is why it always pays back to have a counsel of record. Here is why:
1. Even if he missed the court date, his counsel would be able to secure a continuance and advise the court of the reasons of his absence.
2. When he was arrested his counsel of record would have expedited that matter for a bond hearing,
3. He will sit in jain on the Thanksgiving weekend as no one would come to get him and there will be no bond court available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
4. Without a competent counsel his custodial detention and general way of his court cases will not be going in the right direction.
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