I was texted to get my kids belongings from my husbands cousins house or they would be thrown away. I went over there with my husband to get the items. I stayed in the car. when she (my husbands cousin) came to my window and started attacking me I did hit her back but she got no jail time because at the time i had already had a warrant .I just left when she yelled iam calling the police I tried for a weeks to get a hold of the cedar rapids police no one cared to hear my side.As for the other charge it was for hit and run when my ex was stocking me i got so afraid after I hit the parked car i just left the seen of the crime later that night he robbed me and knocked out my theeth. they still issued a arrest warrant for me. now I dont know what to do.
Yes, they will hold you. You should really get any active warrants dealt with; no good can come from avoiding them.
The comments listed here are of a general nature and are not offered to create a formal attorney-client relationship -- that is, I am not, and I cannot give you legal advice here. I am Iowa licensed and, to become your attorney, I need to understand the particular facts and circumstances of your legal question and most likely meet you face to face.
You should consider surrendering to the police and getting these warrants sorted out. Are they in the same county? You'll see a magistrate judge on both if that's the case. If they are in separate counties, then you will see a magistrate on one and then be transported to the next county to see a magistrate on that charge. Yes, you can be held if you failed to appear, but you could also be released depending on your ties to the community, record of not appearing for other hearings, employment, etc.
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