28 Oct I’m being accused of Bail Jumping or Failure to Appear in Arizona. What should I do?
While you might think that failure to appear in Arizona or “bail jumping” isn’t a big deal, you’d certainly be wrong. Despite the fact that missing a court date is a relatively common occurrence, it can result in additional criminal charges, the immediate suspension of your license and the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. This is no laughing matter.
When you have an outstanding warrant and you are stopped by police for any reason, you will be arrested and indefinitely jailed.
Many people accused of failure to appear in Arizona have reasonable reasons for missing their court date—whether that’s a family emergency or a lack of proper notification from the authorities or even that you simply forgot. Another possibility is that you were too scared by the thought of going to court and out of temporary panic failed to appear. This is nothing to be ashamed of and it happens to more people than you might think, but when this happens it is important to get the situation resolved immediately with the help of a certified criminal law specialist like Todd Coolidge.
An experienced attorney like Todd Coolidge can address the courts and provide a reasonable explanation for why you failed to appear for your scheduled court date and can get the arrest warrant cleared and a new court date scheduled. Just know that the longer you wait to “face the music”, the worse things are going to get. When there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be caught eventually. Don’t wait for that to happen.
Are you facing charges of bail jumping or failure to appear in Arizona? Contact Todd Coolidge today and get this situation resolved immediately—before the things become even more serious.
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