Should I contact my public defender for a bench warrant issued for revokation of probation?
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Yes. Without any delay as that case requires immediate legal attention.
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I agree with Ms. Powell. You need a lawyer to help you, ASAP.
I understand where you're coming from (though I am not claiming that I know what you're going through when you say you needed to move out of the State for your safety. The legal problem with that is that one typical condition of probation is that you can not leave the State without the judge's permission.
You need to get a lawyer so you can have the lawyer file a motion to quash (get rid of) the warrant for your arrest and to answer whatever petition for violation of probation that's on file. That will probably (almost definitely) mean that you will have to appear in front of the judge personally with your lawyer to make the case that you should not be taken into custody.
Your lawyer can also assist you once that's taken care of in getting your probation transferred to another State. In the end, if you let this problem keep on going, things will just get worse for you.
I'd start calling lawyers right away to see what they charge and do some sort of consultation for you re: your legal problems.
I wish you the best of luck.
If the case is a revocation and u have never had court for it, a public defender may not have been appointed yet. Hire a private attorney to take care of this for you asap. Do not let it linger.
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