If you fail to appear in court on your shoplifting charge, a bench warrant will likely be issued for your arrest.If I skip court there will be a bench warrant but by crime is a $32.00 shoplifting case. I am thinking of leaving to another state.
That's totally what I was hoping for! Thank YOU!If you fail to appear in court on your shoplifting charge, a bench warrant will likely be issued for your arrest.
Your name will likely be entered into a state database so, if you are stopped by the police for any reason, you can be arrested and jailed. There will be another misdemeanor charge to deal with and additional fines.
If you leave the state of Colorado and never return, Colorado will not chase you down.
Despite this being the news you wanted to hear, it is not as good as it sounds. You can have issues with your driver's license and you could have issues with background checks.That's totally what I was hoping for! Thank YOU!
And if this is a first offense he won't get six months. Indeed, he likely won't get any jail time with a plea agreement, just some time on parole and perhaps a fine. All the more reason to just suck it up and deal with it now. It doesn't get better with age.Here, for additional information, is a link to Colorado's theft law. Theft of property valued under $50 is a Class 1 petty offense, subject to a fine up to $500 and jail time up to 6 months.
But cbg!! That takes the excitement out of life! Much more fun to always look over your shoulder...sweat it out when a cop pulls behind your car...never know if your gonna spend months at a time in jail....EXCITING!!Rather a lot to risk; wouldn't it just make more sense to show up?
philmacrotch probably would want to live carefully both inside and outside of the state of Colorado to avoid police contact that might reveal the warrant. And getting a new driver's license could prove difficult.If police in Mass find out about the warrant, you will likely be arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. You could be held for up to 90 days until they realize Colorado isn’t coming to get you. Longer if you don’t waive extradition.
Repeat the process every time you have contact with the police.