gdourdan051910_07_230.jpgEx-CSI star Gary Dourdan faces some new legal issues as the actor has been issued a bench warrant today.

The much maligned Dourdan received the warrant this morning after failing to show up to a mandatory court hearing for his domestic violence case, which could land him behind bars.

According to his lawyers, Dourdan has been working on a project in Morocco and was unable to make his scheduled flight from Frankfurt in time to make the pretrial hearing this morning. Dourdan's team advised judge Stephanie Sautner that his new flight should arrive at LAX around 12:45 p.m. and the actor will be in court immediately after, who's staring at a deadline of 2:30 p.m.

Dourdan, 45, was arrested back in November for felony battery charges after ex-girlfriend Nicole Vail Cannizzaro claimed the actor punched her in the face and broke her nose during a scuffle at his Venice home.