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Question: I had a court date and I was actually in emergency room getting a mental health evaluation I faxed the proof to the judge and he still put a bench warrant out for my arrest and there was no bond set I have never been known to run or not show up to court so I'm not a threat of fleeing is this legal? if what can I do

Answer:

The warrant may have been issued before the paperwork was received showing why you were not available.  Contact the court directly and explain the situation. Hopefully you still have all the documentation showing you were in the hospital.

You may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney.

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  • I had a court date and I was actually in emergency room getting a mental health evaluation I faxed the proof to the judge and he still put a bench warrant out for my arrest and there was no bond set I have never been known to run or not show up to court so I'm not a threat of fleeing is this legal? if what can I do

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