The reason for forgetting was because i was diagnosed with breast cancer on tuesday and it has totaly consumed me , it has traveled to my lymphnodes and im a mess right now.
If the question is "what do I do?" then it depends on why you had court. A civil case may have been no harm or may be able to be rescheduled, whereas a criminal case could mean you have a bench warrant for your arrest.
If you have a lawyer call them and have them address the situation. If you are pro se call the court. Take care of your court case so you can focus on your health and most important, your recovery. Good luck and I hope you get well soon.
Hire a lawyer. They can file a motion to recall the warrant. In which county did you miss court?
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In Sarasota county if it is a misdemeanor case the judges can be very receptive to a call to their judicial assistant and a letter explaining the mix up. Given your recent diagnosis, I would be surprised if the judge wouldn't recall the warrant and give you a new court date. However, if it is a felony then you will need to get an attorney to help get the warrant recalled. Either way an attorney can help you get the warrant for failure to appear recalled quicker than you can do it on your own. In the meantime, you should check with a bondsman or look up your case on line and see if the judge set a bond on your case so you can be ready to bond out in case the warrant is served. Good luck.
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