Can i reschedule a court date or ask to not go to court?
San Jose, CA |
im going out of the country in about 2 weeks, so i want to know if i can reschedule a court day, or even ask to be ommited from going to court for shoplifting. my tottal was 236.06 but they counted that as 250 dollars. please help =(
Court cases get continued all the time. Call the clerk, have your case number ready, and ask the clerk how you can continue the hearing as you will be out of the country.
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Sometimes the court clerk is able to reschedule the matter with a simple telephone call and/or a letter. Other times the court will not reschedule a matter without a specific motion. Oftentimes the motion can be heard ex parte or on a shortened basis.
Unless you obtain a continuation of the court appearance you may still be required to appear in court. Missing a court appearance can have dire consequences including sanctions and, in some instances, a warrant being issued for your arrest.
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