OK Ive been served with a subpoena to appear in court by the sheriff's deputy for a misdemeanor. Thing is it was delivered to me the day before I was to be in court and I wasn't able to be there the next morning. I had made a prior commitment to be out of town on the same day. By not receiving the subpoena in a timely manner, I wasn't able to change my plans or even request a new date to appear. Now that I've missed it and back in town I'm probably facing a warrant for my arrest. It had been delivered on the 10th, for court on the 11th,now its the 16th. What should be my best course of action. I know that the judge has been known to let people set in jail without a bond a minimum of 5 day for a FTA in their court. I have never been in jail over 48 hours for anything in my life. It that even legal, I thought 72 hours was state law to set without a bond. This a very minor misdemeanor charge. 1st offence truancy sent by school officials. Thanks for your time in advance for any advice.
Your best course of action is to retain the local, licensed criminal defense counsel today to promptly file. Motion to Quash and Recall the arrest warrant and complete this legal matter correctly.
I realize you were busy professionally, but it jail, you will have all the freedom you would need to reflect on your cleared professional schedule.
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