If I have a DWI that I have a court date for tomorrow and I was detained but released with a ticket, what happens if I don't show up for court?
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
If you don't show up in court for your hearing, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. You will be charged with failure to appear.
To avoid these additional problems, you should appear in court on the DWI.
Rate This Answer: Not Yet Rated
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.