Hire an attorney without further delay. The 2 years of clean living and the excuse for not showing up needs to be put before the court.
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If he has any record, there may be complications. You did not say what he was charged with, ie just holding, intent to sell etc. What Penal Code section(s) are involved? Contact counsel in the area and discuss with them. I am guessing you are in Fontana or SB? He definitely needs an attorney.
I agree, a lot depends on his record.
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