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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 25, 2012

Washington County Circuit Court Clerk Karen Guinn says failing to show up for court is a common practice for many defendants and it not only impacts the victims, it slows the court down because of the extra paperwork when the defendant is arrested again. Guinn says that of the 685 defendants scheduled to appear in Sessions Court in the last eight days, 78 were no shows. Every time someone fails to appear, Judge Robert Lincoln says he issues a bench warrant for their arrest and the process starts again, but with higher stakes for the accused. has this story