What will happen to me if I was indicted on Unlawful Sexual Misconduct but left the state before I had court?
3 attorney answers
1. You will not automatically get maxed out just because you skipped out. 2. The maximum penalty doesn’t increase. 3. You have not been sentenced. Bond means the judge has already decided how much you will have to pay to bail out if and when you are arrested. You really ought to get a lawyer and face this thing head on.
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You need to retain counsel, deal with warrant for your arrest, enter a not guilty plea, deal with bond, and keep your damn mouth shut.
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My colleague is correct. Hire a good defense lawyer and deal with the matter now. It will not go away and things will get worse if you drag it out.