Legal Question in Criminal Law in Kentucky

Failure to appear

If I fail to appear in court to as required by the court what can happen?

Asked on 11/19/04, 6:55 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

A Woodson Pulliam Pulliam Law Office

Re: Failure to appear

You may face any or all of the following:

1. Bail Jumping 1st degree Class D Felony;

2. Bail Jumping 2nd degree Class A Misdemeanor

3. Have a Bench Warrant issued for your arrest.

4. Decelared a fugitive from justice.

5. Have your name placed in national data base of wanted people (NCIC).

6. Be cited for contempt of Court.

7. Lose bail money; and

8. Anger the Judge.

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Answered on 11/24/04, 9:47 am

E. Brian Davis Davis Law Office

Re: Failure to appear

The court can, and probably will, issue a warrant for your arrest for failure to appear as ordered.

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Answered on 11/19/04, 10:48 pm

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