Call 443/538-8717 to file a motion to recall your DUI/DWI warrant
DUI/DWI defendants fail to appear for court in Maryland for a number of reasons. Sometimes, the court will reset the traffic case, but usually a bench warrant is issued for the defendant's arrest.
What will happen if the defendant turns themselves in depends on the nature of the defendant's DUI/DWI background, DUI/DWI charges, and history of appearing before the Maryland courts.
The defendant's best bet is to hire a DUI/DWI defense attorney who can file a motion to recall the court's bench warrant.
If the motion is granted, the court will recall the warrant and the case will be reset for trial. However, until the court rules on the defendant's motion, the bench warrant is still active and the defendant can be arrested.
If the defendant decides to turn themselves in, then the defendant will be required to post a bail to be released if a bail was set by the court. Otherwise, the defendant will go before the court commissioner who will set the defendant's bail or release the defendant on their own recognizance.
If the DUI/DWI defendant is not released by the commissioner or does not post bail, the defendant will be incarcerated until their next court date.
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