Do you know what will happen if you are ordered to appear before a judge and fail to show?
In Sauk County, failing to appear before a judge does not necessarily mean the police will show up at your home or workplace, but rather, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and your name will be added to a statewide database with other outstanding warrants. Once your name has been added to the database, if you are pulled over in Sauk County for a traffic violation, a car accident, etc, the officer will be alerted and you’ll be placed in custody for an outstanding warrant. Once arrested and taken into custody, you’ll have to post bail and be assigned a new court date before being allowed to leave.
If you know that there is a warrant out for your arrest, you always have the option to turn yourself in. Turning yourself in when a warrant has been issued, will usually result in having to pay a fine to the county clerk and the warrant being recalled.
Whether or not you intentionally miss a court date or have extenuating circumstances, having an attorney present will greatly benefit your cause and show the judge you are taking the accusations and warrant seriously. The sooner you talk to one of our defense attorneys, the better chance we have of helping you. It is important to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. If you are serious about protecting your name, please contact us by telephone at 608-254-9589 or online.