An Oklahoma Judge jailed a juror for about four hours after the juror was late to court for two days in a row. After jailing the juror the judge released the juror and scheduled a contempt of court hearing.
The juror Rickey Christopher was released from the jury pool after he arrived late to court for a second day in a row. The juror was then jailed and then released. He then default or did not show up for his contempt hearing and the judge issued a warrant for his arrest.
A warrant allows the police to arrest the person on sight and hold that person in custody until a judge releases him. When a warrant is issued in Massachusetts a person’s driver’s license is suspended. A warrant may also cease any government benefits a person may be receiving.
Jury duty is treated very seriously by judges across the country. In this case, the juror reported for jury duty and is now wanted for arrest.
If you or someone you know has a warrant contact Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan for help in removing the warrant. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor that has appeared in over fifty courts in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan has tried many cases to jury verdict both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Attorney Donovan has removed Massachusetts warrants from people across the country.