Never been any trouble with the law before
I would expect so. His past record or lack thereof is irrelevant.
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Yes, a summons would issue when he didn't appear in court. He should go to the court, with an attorney, and straighten this out.
Unless the summons was dismissed on some technical ground, a warrant would be issued. Best to surrender himself as soon as possible as this is a minor charge and can be handled fairly easily. Why turn it into something potentially worse by not dealing with it?
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