I got in trouble I have 3 felonies I was told to go and do UA's and received a letter stating that I had a court date 2 days ago and I fail to appear I'm not sure why I have this court date what it's about I don't even have a public defender anymore
There are a lot of things that you left out in your question. I am guessing that you already were found guilty of the offenses. This makes me believe that the court date you missed was an order to show cause hearing for failure to comply with your sentence on the offenses. This could be failure to show evidence of counseling or failure to pay fines. You need to either hire an attorney to quash the warrant or go to the court on a walk in warrant day.
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I can't truly understand what you are asking. I know that the nuts and bolts is you want to understand how you have a warrant for a court date that you never received notice of. The answe is simple, the court believes that you were given notice of the date and willingly did not appear. If you have information to rebut this belief, then you need to present it to the court. You said you do not have a lawyer - call around and see if you can schedule a consultation with a lawyer. Many of us offer free consults. If you want to schedule one with me, simply go on my page and select schedule a consultation to do so.
Many of us would need more information to see exactly what is going on (court where your case is heard, case number, date of missed hearing, etc.). Do not provide that information over avvo, but instead do that in person or over the phone with an attorney. Best of luck.
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Good Day and thank you for your question.
Missing any court date can cause big trouble. Depending on your circumstances there could be a warrant from missing the court date. This could also cause problems with your probation, if you happens to be on probation. Either way assume the court will want an explanation as to why you missed it.
What it comes down to is I suggest reaching out to an attorney like myself to help you navigate this often tricky situation. Most, including myself offer free consultations. I wish you the best!
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