was in the middle of changing ins. companies and didnt have my card yet. I just have been physcally ill for quite awhile now and suddenly became very bad and couldnt even sit up just the day before court.but i couldnt call to get a new date as they say you need to do that 2 weeks prior,but at that time I didnt know that i would get that bad
A warrant may be issued as well as a new court date set. Do not miss that court date!
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The court will likely issue a warrant, if it has not already. You will need to appear in court, and potential post a bond, to clear up the warrant. It's often possible to find out exactly what the bond will be through the court website or by calling the clerk of courts. Also, you can always have a lawyer handle all this stuff for you.
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I would suggest contact a local defense lawyer and retain them to represent you. You don't want to have warrant out for your arrest. It looks a lot better to the court if you address the issues yourself rather than waiting until you are brought to court in custody.
The court likely issued a warrant. You need to hire an attorney to represent you to remedy the damage that had been done and explain to the court the reasons for your failed appearance. The court could do a variety of things and it's crucial you obtain legal representation.
As has been mentioned, it is possible that a warrant has been issued regarding your failure to appear. If so, you will need to file a Motion to Vacate the arrest warrant with the Circuit Clerk's Office. An attorney would be helpful to generate a substantive motion and to appeal to the judge's benevolence. I would strongly suggest you have all of your medical documentation lined up before hand so the attorney has it or you can present it to the judge.
In the alternative, some jurisdictions will issue what is known as an Order to Failure to Appear. As a consequence of this action, the Secretary of State is notified of your failure to appear and your license is suspended. This is only remedied by appearing in court and then going through a series of administrative steps with the Secretary of State.
You will want to call the Circuit Clerk's Office first to find out what happened previously and then retain an attorney to move forward on this matter.
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I doubt they issued a warrant on the TR case, standard practice on something like that is an ex parte judgment and you'll need to file a motion to vacate the conviction within 30 days to reset the clock. If you don't do that you're looking at a 3 month license suspension on the no insurance ticket.
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