I was charged with resisting arrest and bonded out. i went to my first court date but i had some problems there because of paranoia. I'm trying to beat the charge and an going to get a lawyer but i was hoping to not have to go back to court myself and have a lawyer defend me in my absence. is this posible to do?
As a criminal defendant, your presence in court is required except under very unusual circumstances and with court permission that you not appear. Speak to your lawyer and see if this can be arranged, but do not count on it. Since apparently you have a diagnosis, hopefully you are in therapy. Discuss with your therapist the best way to handle this situation is you are compelled to come to court.
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What do you mean by "had some problems there?" Lawyers cannot defend clts in their absence. The law requires a defendant to be present in court. Nobody really wants to be there and people r always looking for excuses. This is a criminal case. It is serious. If u have that diagnosis, u should have a psychiatrist and be on medication. If u don't. Get on that asap. I have represented many people with this illness. 99.9% of people who have this illness can be controlled with medication and don't have a problem coming to court. So get yourself together. U can go to court.
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