What do I do if I miss my court date?

Call us immediately!  

Our ability to keep you out of jail after missing a court date diminishes the longer you wait.  If you think you have a good excuse, make sure you bring any documentation you have with you so the judge does not have to take your word for it.  

While turning yourself in after missing a court date can be frightening, it is worse if they have to go out and get you.  If you miss a court date and then get picked up (arrested) you should expect to sit in jail before seeing your judge and a high bond afterward.

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1. Who is the Public Defender for Muskegon County?
2. Where are the Public Defenders located?
3. When should one be represented by a private rather than a public defender attorney?
4. What if I hire a private attorney and run out of money before the case is over?
5. How can I be appointed a Public Defender on a Misdemeanor case?
6. How can I get a Public Defender on a felony case?
7. How do I find out who my lawyer is?
8. When is my next court date?
9. What if I cannot attend my court date?
10. What do I do if I miss my court date?
11. How do I change my lawyer?
12. What if my lawyer is not doing his or her job?
13. My witnesses are leaving town. They are about to erase the video. What do I do?
14. What can I do to help my case?
15. What if I do not have an attorney but have questions about a criminal matter?