Please help me. I missed my court date for a train ticket that i couldent find on charlotte city lynx and da said he would dismiss it at second court date but I forgot to get there honestly and i have no bad record and now there a ofa on me and i talked to sheriffs deputy and he said will just arrest you and i said but im working now and productive member of society and i could become homeless again if arrested and lose job, because i have no family to help me. And he said o well. I said why would they do that to me and make another person homeless and lose his job, they dident care. What do I do, and how do I find the DA who likes me and said he likes to see people recovering from hardship and help me. I dont wont to lose my job and go to jail. Please help me. Please Im also on medication. I heard about someone dying in jail because of insulin. just the other day a person died in jail cause they shut his water off to his cell. Help me. I belong a productive member of society I dont know what to do. Im afraid to go down there cause they might say screw my own recognisance.
So, where an OFA issues as a result of a missed court date, you will need to get the matter added back onto the court’s docket and request the magistrate or judge to strike the OFA. Assuming that the OFA is struck, then a new court date will be set and you will be required to return to court and address the case at a later date. However, if the DA agrees to dismiss the case at any time prior to you getting the OFA struck, then the OFA will also be dismissed along with the underlying charge. Nevertheless, the OFA may not be struck at the same time that the charge is dismissed unless you specifically ask a magistrate or judge to strike the OFA. This means that even though the charge has been dismissed it may take up to a few days to remove the OFA from law enforcement’s system and you could still be arrested potentially. I hope this helps.
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