My question involves criminal law for the state of: california.
Hello all, Im a U.S citizen who is currently in europe for studying purposes. I have been in europe for 6 months now. A couple of months ago I received a warrant of arrest notice for a misdemeanor case that involves the failure to appeat to court, and the bail is set at 10,000 USD. Now im thinking of going back to california to finish my studies, but Im afraid of beinf detained at the airport.. is this possible to happen? also would I be able to solve the issue from here if i got a public defender to talk to the judge and explain that I could do a work alternative and avoid jail time and bail?
I believe that I had a work alternative program that I forgot to attend for a probation violation, so would I be able to convince the judge with the help of a public defender to look into my case and take a differernt decision? I also never received a letter by mail to appear in court.