Originally Posted by mag0070
Definitions of "alias capias" on the Web:
* The writ of capias ad respondendum (capias) ordered the sheriff to arrest a defendant in a civil case for appearance in court to answer the plaintiff’s declaration. The writ states the name of defendant, the court term when he was required to appear; the name of the plaintiff, the form of action (in non-bailable cases this was a fictitious trespass); and the names of the justice, clerk, and plaintiff's attorney. The writ does not contain a statement of the plaintiffs claim. ...
1.) What do the terms "alias capias" and "judgement NISI" mean, and how do they affect my warrant?
A: Basically, they are the warrant.
2.) If I go turn myself in will they let me pay the bond without being arrested at all?
3.) If I do get arrested does the judge have the authority to change the bond amount or even hold me without bond?
A: Yes; you have not co-operated, so expect the worst.
4.) If I am held without bond will I have to stay in jail until the courtdate?
5.) Is there anyway to take care of this without going to jail?
A: I doubt it.
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