Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chicago Criminal attorney comments on an arrest warrant issued in a non-criminal case

This Chicago Criminal attorney has posted here and here about the consequences of not coming to court include a warrant for your arrest.  Did you know warrants, frequently called body attachments, can also be issued for your arrest in civil cases as well?

A Cook County judge issued an arrest warrant for one-time Chicago Bulls center Eddy Curry, who was a no-show at a hearing this month to pay what’s left in a legal settlement reached after he was sued, according to a source, for allegedly having sex with an underage girl when he was 18.
The civil lawsuit, filed in 2005, never went to trial because both parties agreed to settle in 2007 — with Curry promising to fork over $660,000 and both sides agreeing to never speak of the case.
Curry was never charged with a crime.
But when he failed to make a final payment in the settlement in 2008, the woman in the case — now in her 20s — took him back to court.
Please note Mr. Curry was never charged with any crime and yet a warrant for his arrest was issued. 

Whether you have a civil case or a criminal case please make sure you have an attorney representing your interests who is willing to inform you of the consequences of your actions, including failing to appear in court.

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