If the judge allows one to cruise out of court after one’s plea, but before being sentencing, that judge will usually require defendant to agree to a Cruz waiver. This waiver may be entered into to allow defendant time to “get his affairs in order,” i.e. arrange for powers of attorney to allow a friend or spouse to access bank accounts to pay bills, manage property, and / or to move out of an apartment to put one’s property in storage for a few months or years. What happens if defendant does not show up for court later? To read about this and more about a Cruz waiver, please click on the following link.