upon motion of the prosecutor the court usually issues a failure to appear warrant for your arrest. Hire a lawyer who can help you get the warrant withdrawn and get your case back on track. Use Avvo's find a lawyer feature to search for an attorney.
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If you do nothing, you're a in lot of trouble. The court will (or perhaps already has) issued a warrant. If you are stopped by the police, you can be arrested and detained until you are brought back before the court. If you are proactive, you can help yourself. Find a lawyer. Explain what happened, including why you missed court. Come up with a plan for appearing in the court voluntarily and having the warrant cancelled. There are plenty of good attorneys in New Mexico who can help you, and who can limit your exposure to jail. But you have to deal with this. If you don't, it's like a bomb waiting to explode. Good luck.
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A bench warrant has been issued for your arrest and you now have a failure to appear, which in our system tells us that you may not get a bond in the future. Hire a private attorney or wait for the public defender to do what needs to be done.
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