My son missed a court date and an arrest warrant has been issued, what should he do?
He was arrested for a misdemeanor "A" for neglecting a child (2). He has been seeing a caseworker and has been doing UA testing. He also has been to parent counseling at his apartment. He is now in IL residing at his girlfriend's parent's house. She also has the same warrant for her as they are the parents. He missed because he just got a job. I am in the process of getting both children as a guardian. He is afraid if he turns himself in, they sill just jail him until his next court date.
You son should call an attorney as soon as he can to try and ease the potential problems that will indeed occur should he be picked up on the warrant. His girlfriend should also seek an attorney's help, but not the same attorney as your son. He is right to be concerned but if he takes the first step and attempts to surrender voluntarily then the court will look more favorably on him. His attorney may even be able to cut him a deal given all the strides he has made to better himself and comply with the requirements of the court. Good luck.