Q: My ticket was put in my sisters account but my name, and I missed 2 court dates, what do I do?
I was in a weather related car accident that resulted in injury and I was given a ticket that got put in my twins account, I went to court to explain the mixup and the judge initially told me he would throw it out but it was in her name so that had to be corrected first. I then missed the following court date because I got a concussion at work 2 days before. Since then my sister some how got the ticket off her name and now my license is suspended and I wasn’t given any notice or anything. Is there a way for me to explain this to a judge to get my license reinstated?
A: Yes, but you really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. Since you failed to appear in court as directed, a default judgment was entered against you. In order to remove this judgment, a Motion to Vacate will have to be filed and properly served on the prosecutor. The Motion will be given a date to be argued in front of the Judge and you will have to appear in court on that set date. Again, this is something you should hire an attorney to assist you with.
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