Failing to Appear Is a Crime
In many criminal matters, the defendant may be released on bond or on his own recognizance until his trial date. If he does not appear at this subsequent date, then he is likely guilty of a violation against NRS 199.335 and will be charged with failure to appear.
The remedy for this charge is simple. Should the defendant surrender to authorities within 30 days of the missed court date, the failure to appear charge will effectively be dropped. An even better way to deal with the situation is to retain the services of a seasoned Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. With his assistance, it may be possible to have the bench warrant quashed, and remembering future court dates won’t be a problem.