It's difficult to predict what would happen without knowing more about your charges and criminal background. If you have an attorney, you should consult with them immediately to discuss your options. Otherwise, use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to locate a local criminal attorney for assistance.
If the Judge set the bail then that is your amount to bail out; if they left it up to the commissioner, then a commissioner will determine your bail. If you cannot afford to bail, out then you will remain in jail until your trial date. You also could consult with a criminal defense attorney who could file a motion to recall the warrant. Keep in mind that until the judge rules on said motion, your warrant is still active.
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get an attorney ASAP and this may save you the trip through the jail system. if you had a good reason the trial can be reset and the Failure to Appear forgiven. but you have to move quickly because if you come into contact with a LEO, they have to arrest you - and your bond could be revoked until the trial.
Take action quickly, if you do not have a private attorney yet, get one!!! you can find lots of them on AVVO
Your best bet is to hire an attorney who can file a motion to recall the warrant. If the motion is granted, the warrant will be recalled and the case will be set for trial.
If you turn yourself in, you will be required to post bail to be released if bail was set by the judge. Otherwise, you will go before the Commissioner who will set bail. If you do not post bail, you will be incarcerated until your trial date.
If you decide to turn yourself in, have family ready to make bail.
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I presume that you had an attorney on the previous case for which you were scheduled for trial; immediately contact that attorney and explain what happened. That attorney will be in the best position to give you a prediction is one is possible.
If you do not have an attorney on the previous case, get one now, and arrange to turn yourself in with an attorney. As previously stated, the judge will set a bond on he new contempt charge in addition to the bond on the previous charges for which you were going to stand trial.
You should contact your attorney immediately so that he or she can file a Motion to Recall the Bench Warrant. If you do not have an attorney, you should seek representation for the case and to file the motion. If the Motion to Recall the warrant is not successful, you may have to turn yourself in. If you turn yourself in, you should retain counsel before doing so and have a bail bondsman lined-up to any bond that maybe set. If you turn yourself in, there is a chance the Commissioner will let you out on your own recognizance or pre-trial supervision. However, without knowing more about you and your case I can't tell you how likely it is that you will get released on your own recognizance or given a bail.
Maryland Judiciary Case Search should indicate what the bail amount is. If there is a bail or if the Commissioner may set it, and you post it, then you should be released with a summons. If there is no bail, then you remain in jail until the case is resolved. Perhaps if you have a persuasive reason for missing court, the judge might recall the warrant. Seek a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that on line posts are not confidential.
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