Failure to appear

I have an active warrant for a failure to appear to a pay or appear court date and I would like to turn myself in, but I am wondering if I'd spend an extended amount of time in jail, or can I turn myself in directly to the judge and just go through the booking process, I am wondering because I am a single mom and can't be away from my son for an extended amount of. The original charge was misdemeaor 1 theft charge which was my first ever offense. So what all are my options and consequences. I am posting this in Pickaway County Ohio area, I also cannot afford a lawyer as I am currently unemployed. Please help


Asked about 5 years ago in Ohio
Categories: Municipal Law  Criminal Law  Civil Rights Law

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Antonio Gimbernat

Answer by Antonio Gimbernat

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Hello, I would suggest getting a Babysitter to start. Then turn yourself in late Sunday afternoon. You should then be able to see a Judge first thing Monday morning. Have money available to pay Bail or Fine. If all goes as planned, you will be back out Monday afternoon. Make sure to reserve the Babysitter for a few days in case you are locked up longer. Best of Luck!

Posted about 5 years ago

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Antonio Gimbernat

Answer by Antonio Gimbernat

Not VerifiedHawaii lawyer

BTW: You could also try showing up at the Court House. See the Clerk & let them know you are there to see a Judge. Make sure you bring Bail & or Fine money, or else the Judge might lock you up. I would try this before turning yourself in.

Posted about 5 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Antonio Gimbernat, or search the Lawyer Directory.

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