What if I Can't Make a Court Date?
What Happens if I’m Unable to Make a Court Date?
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If there are extenuating circumstances that cause you to miss a court date, such as an emergency hospital stay, you will need to notify your bail bondsman. The court will hopefully reschedule your court date for when you are able to attend. If you miss court regularly, you may have trouble later, especially if you fail to notify the court. At that point, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. As a fugitive, law enforcement will be looking for you, and your bail will be revoked. If they don’t find you, your co-signer will be liable for everything, and your bond will then be confiscated.
What About Court Costs?
Whatever the outcome, you will still owe court costs and fees. These are taken out of the bail bond you (or your relative) posts with the court.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Technically, you can represent yourself in court, but it is rarely (if ever) a good idea to do so. For all but the most minor of offenses, we highly recommend obtaining the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even if you have questions about minor offenses, call our office for an appointment. We’ll be happy to talk with you about your case and answer your questions before your court date.