Out of state court date
I'm from PA, and was arrested for disorderly conduct in Houston, Texas while visiting. Bail was posted, and my court date is 5/13/2005. How can I either get the charges dropped or go to court ''remotely''. The idea is that I don't want to fly to Texas and the cops probably won't even show.
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Re: Out of state court date
You can't go to court "remotely." While not specfically familiar with Texas law, it's pretty universal that if you don't show up, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. Depending on how that's handled, it may only apply if you go back to Texas, or, it may end up on a database that would allow you to be held for Texas if you are ever picked up in PA or elsewhere. I would suggest you call a lawyer in Texas to see what can be done.
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