Most likely the court date was to renew the judgment. Usually, once a judgment expires, it cannot be revived.
Missing a civil court date leads to defaults, but not jail UNLESS it is for a support hearing or subject to a subpoena to appear.
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Bench warrants are issued by the civil court for failure to appear in court because the failure to appear in court is considered contempt of court. The court will only issue the bench warrant if you were required to be there, such as with a subpoena.Ask a similar question