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Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyers at Pak and McRae Explain What Happens when You Fail to Appear in Court

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The Atlanta criminal defense lawyers at Pak and McRae discuss the consequences of failing to appear in court.

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ATLANTA, GA, June 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When you miss your scheduled court date for a criminal or traffic violation, there are some serious repercussions that follow. A failure to appear puts you in FTA status (failure to appear) and can result in the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest by the judge, and the suspension of your license.

If you are in FTA status and a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest, you need to consult a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta to handle your case immediately. An attorney can help you avoid worsening your circumstances by scheduling a FTA hearing before a judge. This hearing gives you the chance to have your charges reviewed by a judge. An attorney can file documents with the court to prevent an arrest warrant from ever being issued for your failure to appear or request that a warrant be withdrawn before an arrest takes place.

"People miss court for many reasons, but many people are not aware of the consequences of missing a court date and simply think they can reschedule or the court will forget; nothing could be further from the truth. Whenever you have a court date, you need to scrupulously honor the time and date set forth for your appointment. If you do happen to miss a court date, you need to contact an Atlanta criminal defense attorney immediately to ensure the best outcome," says Sam McRae, Attorney at Pak and McRae.

If you or a loved one has missed a scheduled court date in the Atlanta area, learn more about what options you have to fight these charges at

About Pak and McRae:
Pak and McRae Law specializes in criminal defense. Years of experience have given these reputable lawyers specialized knowledge of the inner workings of the court system and the people involved in it. When you hire Pak and McRae you will have peace of mind knowing that they will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

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