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If I miss a court appearance, will there be a warrant out for my arrest?

I didn't miss it on purpose but am wondering if by missing it there's a warrant waiting for me.

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    William R. Pelger | Pelger Law
    2108 West Street
    Munhall, PA 15120
    (412) 461-1900
    Probably. Call whatever court it is that you missed and find out. A lot of times, like with a preliminary hearing, you can turn yourself in and they will issue you new court papers. Be aware though, sometimes this isn't the case and you have to go to jail. If you can't get a specific answer to this from the court personnel, hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania - Replied: 3/21/2013
    Russ Pietryga | Pietryga Law Office
    1547 Bryan Avenue
    Salt Lake City, UT 84105
    (801) 505-1586
    Court's usually issue a warrant for your arrest when you miss a court date. You have 2 options. One, call the court and see if you can schedule a time to appear and get the warrant recalled. Or, retain an attorney and have them file a "motion to recall the warrant & set matter for pretrial."
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/21/2013
    Christopher G Humphrey | Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC
    P.O. Box 4216
    Cheyenne, WY 82003
    (307) 222-2448
    Usually yes, but sometimes not. I would call the court to find out and try to reschedule.
    Answer Applies to: Wyoming - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Mark L. Smith | Law Offices of Mark L. Smith
    128 Dorrance, 4th Floor
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 272-1432
    Absolutely they will be a warrant for your arrest.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Randy M. Lish | Randy M. Lish, Attorney at Law
    2155 N. Freedom Blvd.
    Provo, UT 84604
    (801) 235-9400
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 3/20/2013
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