I had to either pay the fine or show up for court regarding my ticket for driving without license on person. And i didnt have the money to pay the ticket and i forgot about having to appear in court regarding my ticket... So now what?
Follow up with the court. If you missed a court date, there is a bench warrant. Also, the failure to appear is reported to the Department of Driver's Services so your license may be suspended as a result. I recommend you or an attorney handle this asap because you are at risk of being arrested at any time, e.g. during a routine traffic stop or roadblock etc.
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You should call up the courthouse right away and let them know you missed your court date. You could possibly have a warrant for your arrest for failing to appear. There might be a fine that you can pay to resolve the failure to appear. You should also be able to show the prosecutor that you have a license and hopefully that will be dismissed. Some prosecutors can be difficult. Consult with a local attorney for a consultation if you have an issue.
You likely have a bench warrant. Moreover, you should hire an attorney who can resolve your outstanding issues.
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You need to go to the clerk's office, and get your case rescheduled. There is most likely a warrant issued for your arrest, and DDS has been notified to suspend your license for missing court. You need to contact the clerk's office immediately.
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