it was a miscommunication, she showed up in court today, Wed. May 30, 2012
she had a waiver last time and thought she did not have to show up on Tues. Next hearing is July 9. A trial date may be set or a final plea offer extended at that time.
“Curtis is applying for a pretrial intervention program, which if accepted, would eventually wipe the criminal charge from her record. She has previously rejected the state’s plea offer that calls for up to 18 months in prison, a $5,000 fine and 30 days’ community service.”
maybe she will end up in jail after all?
“Curtis, who is free on bail, was supposed to appear in Superior Court in Newark this morning for a status hearing but never showed. By 11:30 a.m., her attorney, Andrew Rojas, told the judge he hadn’t heard from her in a week.”
Judge Cassini is giving Curtis 24 hours to appear or an Arrest Warrant will be issued. at 4pm Wed. May 30th a warrant will be issued for the arrest of Kisha Curtis for not showing up for her court date …
where is DOG the bounty hunter when you need him ??? (LOL… he’s in Hawaii not New Jersey)…
what I learned from Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series is when someone fails to appear (FTA) in court, a warrant gets posted for their arrest and a bounty hunter and police can bring them back to court where they face possible arrest and more fines…
what is a status hearing?
The Status Hearing is an informal discussion between the Judge, the prosecution and the defendant about the case. After considering the case against you, you can decide whether to change your plea or to continue with your not guilty plea.
At a Status Hearing you:
* have the chance to discuss the charges against you, with the Police Prosecutor and the Judge,including anything you may disagree with.
* learn what the Police say has happened and why they think you are guilty.
* can ask questions about anything you don’t understand.