"Later on in the evening, I interviewed a woman with a bench warrant (B/W) for felony possession of drugs. A B/W means she was previously given an OR and didn't show up for court. The judges like us to interview felony drug-related B/Ws. However, as an interviewer I do not have the authority to issue an OR when they didn't show to court the first time. As I reviewed her situation with her, she became angry. She said she just got hired at a new job and if she didn't show up for work on Monday, she would be fired. It is a holiday weekend and I said the earliest she would see the judge would likely be Tuesday-Wed., worst case scenario.
She looked me in the eyes and told me that if I didn't give her an OR, it would be my fault when she lost her job."