You can obtain an attorney and seek to have the warrant recalled and converted into a summons. There is no guarantee that the Court will do that, though, and you may need to turn yourself in.
If you are charged under CR 8-407, it is a MISDEMEANOR that carries a penalty of
$1,000.00 and.or 60 DAYS
The standard charging language is as follows followed by a helpful note. This information is from the Maryland Charging Language:
**FRAUD CONVERSN/LEASE GOODS**
...did fraudulently convert to [his/her] own use, _______(describe item), a [good/thing] valued at $1,500.00 or more and received under a [written contract/written lease] entered into for the purpose of [renting/leasing] said [good/thing] for valuable consideration.
NOTE: Defendant must have received the item(s) under written lease, written contract, or written rental contract. If document contains option to buy, the agreement cannot be for longer than six months. If there is no option to buy, length of agreement does not matter. FAILURE TO RETURN OR ACCOUNT FOR THE ITEM AT THE END OF THE AGREED PERIOD IS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, EXCEPT THAT, the victim must have sent via certified US Mail, a written, postpaid, return receipt requested demand for return of the item(s) and must wait 10 days for either return of item(s) or for the defendant to account for items(s) with the victim before charging.
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Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to try to recall the warrant or arrange surrender, and defend you against the charges. Seek a confidential consultation.
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