If you want to stay in the rental, you need to pay all rent due, along with late fees, penalties and attorneys fees. If you can not show up for your court date, you can request a continuance but forcible detainers are expedited and need to be heard quickly, so even if you get an extension it will only be for a short period of time. Your best bet is to try to resolve this with the property manager prior to the first court date.
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