Missing a DUI Court Date
August 1, 2014 Leave a comment
The simplest answer here is, don’t miss your DUI court date no matter what. It does not matter if you are intentionally trying to avoid the court, forgot about the DUI court date, got lost on the way, or some sort of mishap happened that caused you to be late as the judge handling your case will likely issue a bench warrant.
What’s a bench warrant?
Like in other states, bench warrants in Nevada are issued by the judge, particularly if they find the defendant “in contempt of court”. The bench warrant is basically an order for a suspect to appear in court, and anyone with a bench warrant risks being arrested by the police if they identify the suspect. These bench warrants can be “quashed” or removed with the help of a Las Vegas DUI lawyer however.
What can cause contempt of court?
- Not paying the fines
- Neglecting court…
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