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What does a capias bond mean in the state of mo

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my son has a capias bond on him

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Attorney answers 4


Capias is an order issued by the court to take an individual into custody. It is generally issued when a defendant fails to appear for any court hearing.

Your son should hire local criminal counsel or speak to his current attorney.


I agree with learned MO counsel and wish to add the following. If he has not been taken into custody on the capias et I would highly recommend talking with local counsel immediately to see if arrangements could be made quickly so your son could turn himself in with the assistance of counsel.


To be more precise, a capias bond is a bond where you have no ability to post bond. You have to ask the judge to set a bond or otherwise release you. An attorney will get a bond set or try to get your release on your own recognizance.

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I agree with the prior attorneys that have answered this question. He should consult a local attorney immediately.