I need to know how Bench Warrants work?
Well let me first explain my situation.
My boyfriend is 18 years old turning 19 on December 19, 2010. Recently on December 2, 2010 he was pulled over by a Palmdale Sherrif & he had a Bench Warrant & was taken in for that reason. Last year in 2009 he was incarcerated & to my recall he was released during November or December of '09. Since then he was placed on probation. He really hasn't got in any bad trouble with the law. He has only missed a court date, failed a drug test, & hasn't completed his AA meetings. Well that same night of December 2 he was sent from the Palmdale Sherrif Station to court. I don't know what they told him right there & then. After on December 3 they transffered him to Twin Towers County Jail. From there I was informed that he had another court date December 10 at the Lancaster Juvenile Court. I was told to notify his Probation Officer, bring all of his delinquincy papers he was issued as a minor, & that I should advise his mother that she should show up as well. After giving his Probation Officer a quick call she wasn't able to give me all the answers I needed.
After giving a preview of my situation I wanted to know these following few things:
1) Since he's on probation will the Bench Warrant violate his probation & in doing so will he have to do time in jail?
2) What can I do in my hands so he can avoid doing time?
3) If he is sentenced to do time, what is the longest term he can serve?
4) Is it possible to just add more time to his probation so he can avoid jail?
5) If they are asking for his juvenile delinquincy papers & he has his court hearing at a Juvenile Court will his trial be taken as a Juvenile Case?
6) Does that mean he stands a better chance of being released?
I thank anyone that reads this for their time. & I really need to be informed about this since I can't afford a Lawyer & I am really scarred that he will do jail time & leave me & his unborn child to fend for ourselves.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?