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Q: I missed court date because I was never served the papers can the extra 50 dollars be taken off since I didn’t get notic

I went to pay my ticket 03/18/20 online it said I missed my court date with failure to appear. But I never revived a court paper.

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Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: In most cases when you receive a traffic citation, information regarding your court date, time, and location can be found towards the bottom of your copy of the citation. If your initial court date was rescheduled, the court would have mailed notice of the rescheduled date to the address for you listed on your citation. If you were present during your initial court date and requested a continuance, the court would’ve given you before you left, written notice of your new court date.

Once court is reopened again (which we anticipate will be sometime after the 13th of April and possibly later) you will need to attend court to address your failure to appear and obtain a new court date. Some jurisdictions are waiving the failure to appear fee. I suggest you speak one on one with a traffic attorney before moving forward.

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