My lawyer failed to show up in court on my behalf. I am in Rehab, and he forgot the court date. He said he will take care of it, but I called the county, and they have issued a warrent for my arrest for failure to appear. Will my lawyer be able to reverse this, or is he just telling me what he thinks I want to hear. Can I take action against him if this can not be reversed? The court clerk said I have to turn myself in, and bring $1000 with for bail. I have paid my lawyer a $2500 retainer already, and so far, he has put me into a worse off situation than I was in before. Will this make the case harder for me to defend since I now have a failure to appear? Any advice would be helpful.I met with my lawyer prior to entering rehab, and he said to me that he would appear in court on my behalf, and that I do not need to be there. He told me to go ahead and go to rehab and start my path of recovery, and he would re-schedule the initial court date. He took my retainer, and assured me he would represent me without me being present. He didn't show, and now I must suffer from this, not him.