My question involves court procedures for the state of: Michigan
I was pulled over last week by the police. Upon running my information on their computers, it was found that I had a bench warrant issued in 2005 for Failure to Appear. The bond was set at $300, which I paid on the spot and received a receipt with a arraignment date for next week. I called the courthouse and was informed that this is about a small claims suit that I did not attend where a default judgement was made against me. I did receive a summons for this case originally and I willfully did not attend. Upon looking into this, I'm thinking that the warrant pertains more to a show cause than missing the case itself.
Obviously I made a mistake by not attending which I can't change now. I would like to just get past this. I do not have a prior history of any criminal activity. What can I expect from this arraignment?