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Failure to Appear

Miami Probation Violation Attorney

Failure to appear is a legal term that describes when a defendant fails to make a scheduled court appearance at a given date and time. If a person fails to appear in court once, the judge may simply look the other way and reschedule the legal proceedings. However, if a person fails to appear in court more than once, a judge may decide to issue a bench warrant, which will allow law enforcement to arrest the person in question. Bench warrants are typically issued in criminal cases. In civil cases, the judge may default judgment to the plaintiff in the case, simply because the defendant was not present for the proceedings.

Did You Fail to Appear in Court?

If you answered “yes”, it is important that you speak with an experienced Miami probation violation lawyer who can listen to your case and defend you in court. You will want to work with a lawyer who can negotiate with the judge regarding the terms of your bench warrant, if one has been issued in your name. Most importantly, you will want to consult with an attorney who can provide you with reliable advice and representation regarding your probation violation.

When you fail to appear in court, you cause the legal proceedings in which you are involved to move in the wrong direction. This can cost you your freedom if not dealt with immediately and correctly. By working with a defense attorney, you ensure that your legal proceeding will once again move in the right direction. You may also be able to prevent further legal action from the judge and also avoid further harsh legal penalties.

If you failed to appear in court, contact a Miami Probation Violation Lawyer to schedule your initial case consultation.

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