In Alabama, Failure to Appear is the legal term for not showing up when you have a criminal court date. If you miss a court date it is very likely a judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. However, if this is your first missed court appointment, there is a good chance that your attorney will be able to ask the judge to lift the warrant without you having to turn yourself in. But it is critical to act quickly, before anything else happens, and before you are picked up on an outstanding warrant. You will lose nearly all your leverage if you are arrested as a “fugitive”, even for a minor mistake.
HOW THE MAXWELL FIRM CAN HELP
When charged with a crime, having an advocate that cares is essential. Criminal cases require significant trial and appellate experience. We believe in our clients and we fight for justice. The Maxwell Law Firm has seasoned staff – from our attorneys to our investigators – and financial resources to aggressively defend such cases. In a criminal case, it is especially important that a client finds an attorney they feel comfortable with, have confidence in, and can fully trust. There will come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through a plea or take it to trial. At that point, confidence and trust in your attorney is essential. Over the years, The Maxwell Law Firm has helped numerous criminally accused take back their lives.