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is this law true in the US??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by premvb6, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. premvb6

    premvb6 Regular Member

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    Hi guys
    one of my friends in the US didnt show up in the COURT at the particular day when he was asked to come..

    and i heard he was taken by the cops the next day..:(
    is this true..is the US cops and court so strict..
    i dont know abt the US law but some of u guys know how many days they will keep in jail..


    btw it is not some criminal stuff he was going to the court..it was some civil stuff.

    actually in my country,its not a big deal if u r not showing up in the court when u r asked to come..
     
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    Defectron Newbie

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    I'm not sure, but I do believe that that's true. On the other hand if you get busted for something by a cop and he doesnt show up to your trial you get off.
     
  3. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    If you do not show up for your court date, a bench warrent will be issued to have you arrested and brought to court.

    So yes it is that strict [if you plan to skip court, dont be home lol. I have had bench warrents for years until that damn dui checkpoint lol ]

    They will probably stay in jail til the new court date is set, [not an expert] and face a contempt charge.
     
  4. premvb6

    premvb6 Regular Member

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    so how long will they keep in jail for skipping court???

    sorry to ask if this is stupid..btw what is contempt charge??
     
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    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    they will keep them until the new court date is set.

    depending how busy they are it could be months. but more than likely a few days to a week.

    Code:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_court
    basically if you are told to do something by the court and you do not do it, you are in contempt [classic example is outbursts in court, you would be told to be silent, and if you do not you will be arrested on contempt charges]
     
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  6. premvb6

    premvb6 Regular Member

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    i wish it should be only few days.. thanks drjekyll
     
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    cskgsquad Registered Member

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    Well already answered before I hit submit.
     
  8. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

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    I'm pretty sure that if you don't go to the court for a GOOD REASON, then you can't be help liable for it.
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    It is called contempt of court. Depending on whether the suit is civil or criminal, there could be a penalty such as fine, imprisonment. In civil suits the penalty is not so severe.
     
  10. SleepieGirl

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    if you have been hand delivered your ticket or subpeona then you have to show up. if they mail you a subpeona then there is no proof you recieved it you cant be held in contempt unless you admitted you got it and didnt go.
     
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    In my experience. If it's a non-violent offense---you'll be "released on own recognizance" R&R
    No longer than overnight,But that's here in Kentucky.
     
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    texas is very strict here - come to texas on vacation expect to leave on probation! LOL

    they even have tshirts like that!

    you can end up with an arrest warrant for the most trivial things... but having a gun is perfectly ok providing your not shooting it whilst the vehicle is moving! lol