What if I have a failure to appear in court?

Failure To Appear

Failure To Appear

Failure to appear in court for your tickets can cause problems with your drivers license.  Our office will make the process of dealing with the court and DMV stress free.  Our attorneys remove the suspension on your license. United Traffic Tickets Defense will further fight your tickets to the very end without you ever having to go to court.

Your signature on the ticket is your promise to appear on or before a specific date, place, and time. Even if you did not receive the court’s courtesy notice, you are responsible for appearing by that date.

If you failed to appear by the date on your ticket, by an extension date you were granted, or a date you were scheduled to appear in court, the court will take several actions.  Contact us now to prevent any actions from court and the DMV.

Usually, our practice will help you reinstate your license within 15 days.

Other penalties for failure to appear:

More commonly for commercial license, misdemeanor, and DUI cases:

  • Issuance of a bench warrant. This means that a warrant for your arrest will be outstanding. Depending on the situation you can end up in jail.
  • Addition of a civil assessment of $300 to your fine and referral of the matter to the court’s collection vendor.  Our office will fight to remove the additional fees.
  • The Judge will not issue an abstract on your case if you have more than one failure to appear on a single ticket.
  • In any event, if you have received a notice of suspension from the DMV, it is your sole responsibility to verify with the DMV (click this link to go to DMV website) that your license is valid before you drive.