UDS are civil actions and not criminal actions. Evictions (UDs) are summary proceedings that move very fast even when you answer and appear in court. If you had a trial in the case and did not appear, then there is more likely than not a judgment against you that gives the possession of the property back to the landlord. From that date you only have a little more than a week before you are actually, physically evicted by the Sheriffs. If you want to have a trial, you must file an ex parte application to have the trial reset.
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