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Written by attorney Michael Block | Mar 17, 2016

What Happens When A Police Office Fails To Show Up For Court

If you're scheduled for a hearing at the New York Traffic and Violations Bureau and the police officer doesn't show up there can be a few different outcomes:

The judge can reschedule your court date, which would require you and your attorney to appear again or the Judge can dismiss the case. In order for your case to get dismissed it would have to be a ticket with a minimal amount of points (under 8). The Judge will also take your driving record into consideration and it would usually only be dismissed after being already being rescheduled once.

But keep in mind, this doesn't happen often. Police officers show up to hearings about 80% of the time.

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