If I a Sheriff’s deputy informed me that I was served a notice to appear in court later this month, what are the ramifications for me if I do not appear in court?

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If I a Sheriff’s deputy informed me that I was served a notice to appear in court later this month, what are the ramifications for me if I do not appear in court?

The case involves my husband for communicating threats aganist me. I do not live in the area.

Asked on April 20, 2013 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have been served with a subpoena to appear in court for a hearing and you fail to do so, the result is that a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. When arrested, you will be jailed and then brought to the court to explain why you failed to appear and possibly fined. I suggest that you appear in court.


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