If you had an attorney on your case, you should speak only to that attorney. That person is likely still the attorney of record and it would be unethical for another attorney to advise you. You should contact them as soon as possible.
Under the new system, if you are picked up or turn yourself in, you must go before a judge. In the event you do not have a legitimate basis for not appearing, the judge has been sending people to jail and even holding them in contempt. It is suggested that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in Philadelphia before you are picked up or turn yourself in.
I have seen multiple individuals found in contempt in the new bench warrant court. Some recieve a very long period (30 days) others recieve only a weekend. What is a constant is that if you turn youself in, as opposed to being picked up on the street, you have a better chance of leniancy.
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