I Should Have Gotten a Clerk Magistrate Hearing. I Missed My Hearing, and Now I Have a Summons for Arraignment. Is There Anything That Can Be Done?
If you’ve missed your hearing because you failed to appear or because you never received your notice for the hearing, something can still be done to get you back to that hearing. If there was a technical issue, maybe your mailing address was incorrect, your lawyer could use that to secure you a new Clerk Magistrate hearing. For whatever reason you missed your hearing, you should contact an attorney before going to an arraignment. Your attorney can file motions that very day to try and get back your hearing.
Your Clerk Magistrate hearing is a right that defendants have when being accused of a crime, and as such, it should not be given up lightly. It is an important event in the criminal process to take advantage of, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. You need to take advantage of your hearing and try to resolve your case prior to having any entry on your record.
For more information on Clerk Magistrate Hearings in Massachusetts, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (617) 718-5550 today.
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