For a felony, you will need to be there even if you have an attorney. If it is impossible to be there, I would recommend hiring a private attorney to see about advancing the court date to an earlier date when you can be present. If that can not happen, I would an attorney may be able to explain your failure to be there in an effort to get some leniency from the Judge. Then show up to recall a bench warrant that may be given as soon as possible to try to lessen any potential consequences. Either way, for a felony DUI (or any DUI for that matter), you should have an attorney.
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