I NEED A NEW COURT DATE AND NEED A PUBLIC DEFENDER I JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL AND ON PROBATION FOR SOMETHING ELSE 03/03/2017 WAS MY COURT DATE. IF I DON’T NEED A LAWYER HOW CAN I GET A NEW DATE?
It really depends. I practice law here in Raleigh NC and I can tell you that -depending on the level of severity of your case- it may be quite easy to get a new date. For little traffic tickets and things, all the way up to more serious misdemeanors, you can go to the court house and fill in a form and in a few days you’ll get a letter telling you whether have a new date or not. NOTE: Just because you file the form it doesn’t kill the OFA so be careful! Also, there’s no absolute guarantee that you’ll get a new date. If you’ve missed multiple times or the case was marked “last” when you missed, it may not be possible and you may have to get a lawyer to help or simply turn yourself in if there is an OFA. Of course, you can always post your case here on BernieSez and get advice from a lawyer ion your specific state and case/situation.