Failure to Appear in Michigan Court
When you are arrested for a criminal offense, you may be released until your court date. If you fail to appear in court on the specified date, however, you will face additional criminal penalties, financial losses, and other serious punishment. Contact our Michigan criminal defense team now if you have a warrant out for your arrest, or if you are facing charges for not returning to court. Our team of experienced attorneys will fight to help you throughout your criminal case, and will help you defend your freedom inside and outside the courtroom.
Michigan Failure to Appear Lawyer in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan
Our attorneys combine for over 100 years of criminal defense experience, and we know how to deal with failure to appear accusations. We know how an arrest warrant could affect you and how to fight criminal charges even after you have missed your court date, and will also help you defend against additional penalties. Criminal cases are often extremely complex and difficult, but our attorneys will fight for your rights and work to help you achieve the best possible result. Anyone who has been released on conditions and failed to appear in a Michigan criminal court should contact the best possible defense lawyer immediately, and our talented team is available now to support you in your case.
Michigan Bail and Recognizance Release after Criminal Charges
If you are arrested and are not facing a serious criminal charge which could result in life imprisonment, the death penalty, or a jail sentence of over 20 years, you may be allowed to post bail and be released, provided you return to court at the set dates. In addition, you will be required to remain in the state of Michigan until your case is resolved. If you do not appear in court on the specified date, you will forfeit your bail and the court will issue a warrant for your arrest. In less serious cases, you will be released on your own recognizance, meaning that you have agreed to return but have not posted bail. If you fail to appear after being arrested on your own recognizance, a warrant will still be issued for your arrest.
Some people think that an arrest warrant will go away after time; however that is not the case. If you have failed to appear in court, you will eventually be caught, and will face additional criminal penalties. Rather than fleeing after a failure to appear offense, contact a talented Michigan criminal defense lawyer who can help you throughout your case. Our aggressive criminal defense strategies have been proven in many past criminal cases, and we can immediately begin working on your case.
Criminal Penalties for Failure to Appear in Michigan
Failure to appear in court is addressed in Act 257 of 1966, which states that whichever court has jurisdiction at the time a person fails to appear may issue a warrant for arrest, in addition to other legal action. Michigan law states that failure to appear after a misdemeanor offense can result in additional misdemeanor charges, which could result in criminal penalties. According to Section 780.62, you could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000 for a failure to appear misdemeanor. If you have been charged with a serious offense, a judge will be more reluctant to release you again before your court date, and you may have to remain in prison until your case is resolved.
Anytime you fail to appear in court, the consequences could be serious, and not only lead to additional charges, but affect your current case. Contact Grabel & Associates now if you are facing an arrest warrant and fight back against criminal conviction. Fleeing from criminal charges is never a good idea, and only by working with a skilled defense attorney can you properly protect yourself from life changing punishment. We will stand with you against police and prosecutors who are trying to put you behind bars and will not rest until you achieve a great case result.
Our Approach to Failure to Appear Cases
As soon as you contact our firm, our Michigan criminal defense attorneys will begin working to investigate the details of your case and will help you understand the legal issues you are facing. Our team will work together with you to develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy, designed with your best interests in mind. Throughout every stage of your case, your final result will be considered, and our dedicated team will do everything they can to help you avoid conviction.
We have proven our legal skill in thousands of past cases statewide, and our top quality law firm can assist you now in any stage of your fight for justice. Contact a MI criminal attorney to protect your rights and fight for your freedom now.
Contact Scott Grabel for Failure to Appear Defense in MI
Call our law firm now from anywhere in Michigan at 1-800-342-7896 and fight back against criminal allegations. We are available 24/7 by phone and also you can contact us online, and anyone who is facing an arrest warrant should contact our lawyers immediately. We will help you understand the best steps to take throughout your case, and will immediately begin defending you in your criminal case.