Missed court date and wondering what is best and sensible recourse (i.e. turn myself in two days before next city traffic court?) or am wondering if FTA is a bondable offense?
Contact the clerk's office tomorrow morning asap. Advise them you had missed your court date and ask to be rescheduled. Hire an attorney familiar with that court to work out an alternative to being arrested on an FTA.
Tough jurisdiction. Hire counsel to assist you with this. You don't want to end up in jail over it.
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There should be a warrant for your arrest, and they should have notified DDS to suspend your driver's license. Call the clerk's office, and ask them what you need to do. Normally, you just need to go to the clerk's office, pay a $100 fine for missing court, and pay the ticket or get a new court date. All courts are different, so call the clerk.
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