An even better idea would be to ask a licensed attorney rather than a bunch of law students.
especially these law students. you guys don't really seem to have much clue what you are talking about, and u jump to conclusions faster than a bunch of undergrads.
i have not missed any court dates as yet, and i hope that i won't have to. i am still waiting to reach an agreement with the prosecutor, but i am asking these questions based on his initial offer to me. my attorney says that i may be able to work out a deal with no jail time.
obviously if it is just probation or a suspended sentence, then i will not miss my court date, since that would not be all that bad even if i have to be on probation for a year.
initially the prosecutor offered 3 months served 9 months suspended for resisting arrest, and 1 year probation at the end of the time served, plus the 9 months would still be hanging over my head for 2 years after the probation was over.
this sentence recommendation is outlandish. i am hopeful that he was just being a prick, but if you can imagine, i only have one other misdemeanor_a conviction, 1 misdemeanor_b conviction, and 0 felonies on my record. i am not going to serve time in jail for resisting arrest with only 2 minor convictions. i mean, maybe i would be forced to eventually, if i got arrested again, but i am not going to submit myself to jail for resisting arrest if i have other options, like missing the court date.