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What happens if the person you press charges against does not show up to court?


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February 04, 2009 7:32AM

There will be a bench warrant issued for their arrest, and they will probably be denied bail after that. They will also probably have an additional charge of Failure to Appear added to the list. Courts view this sort of contemptuous action very narrowly.