What if I miss my court date?
If I miss my court date can I still have my ticket amended?
If you miss your court date or have not paid your fine by the date given, your ticket will go “to warrant”. That means a warrant will be issued for you to “address this matter with the court”. A letter will be sent to the address on your driver’s license.
If you no longer live at that address and you have not changed your license to reflect your new address, you won’t even know about the warrant. UNTIL, you get stopped for something else and the police officer comes back from his car and tell you there is a warrant out for your arrest for an outstanding traffic matter.
Depending on your state, your particular court, and other circumstances such as length of time your ticket has been at warrant, you may or may not be able to still have it amended. It a case like this, it's best to have an attorney handle it and minimize the damages you will suffer. ALSO, Update your driver’s license address online on your State's website.
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