Hyannis – An afternoon traffic stop at the intersection of South Street and Pine Ave. resulted in an arrest for what’s known as a ‘Default Warrant.’
The driver did not show up for a court date.
Default warrants are usually issued when someone fails to show up for an important court date. Those arrested on these types of warrants typically cannot be bailed out and need to be held until they go directly before the court. In other words, the court has lost all confidence in an individual’s ability to appear on his own, ordering the arresting agent to hold the subject until they can be physically brought before a judge. In today’s case, the arrest was made after the court had closed for the day; therefor the subject will be held overnight in police custody until he can be transported to court in the morning.
The individual arrested tonight was relatively lucky… he could have been picked up on a Friday night! Which means he would have been held all weekend long until being brought before the court on Monday morning.
Looking at this weekend’s weather report, it would definitely suck to have an extended timeout in the city pokey.
Moral to the story: Don’t disobey a judge’s order, and definitely do not miss a court date.
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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