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Failure to Appear

Your appearance date appears on the Citation you were given.

If you do not appear in Court on or before the appearance date, a charge of Failure to Appear will be filed and a Failure to Appear Warrant for your arrest will be issued without notice to you. There is no “grace period” after the appearance date shown on the Citation.

If you are not able to appear in Court on or before the appearance date shown on the Citation, the Court routinely grants one reset of up to thirty days.

ALL APPEARANCE RESETS MUST BE IN WRITING, SIGNED BY THE DEFENDANT, AND FILED AND APPROVED BY THE COURT BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE.

YOU CANNOT RESET A CASE BY PHONE.

Failure to obtain from the Court a signed written reset order, may result in the reset being denied. For good cause shown, resets for longer than thirty (30) days or subsequent resets may be granted by the Judge; however, you must appear before the appearance date in person before the Judge during a regular Court session to request the reset. If you fail to appear on or before the date and time set in a reset order, a charge of Failure to Appear will immediately be filed and a Failure to Appear Warrant for your arrest will be issued without notice to you.