Q: What tips can you give me for judge? I currently have a bench warrant for 2 failure to appears for speeding ticket?
I am going to ask the judge if he or she can cancel my warrant and I missed court because I was taking care of my grandpa 10 hours from were I live and I already paid a small amount toward my fine. Do you have any recommendations or tips you can give me?
A: Whatever "tips" might be truly helpful can only be determined after an defense lawyer discusses the matter in detail with you and its relationship to the underlying offense. Good luck.
A: Expect a CIVA - Civil Assessment- of $300 for a failure to appear, for each failure to appear. It costs the court to prepare for your case and this is to offset that cost. Plus the cost of your violation. The Judge could possibly reduce this if they felt that you were diligent in trying to get to court but were prevented by some legally recognizable reason. Caring for Grandpa may or may not be a good reason to miss court TWICE! If you bought medication or took him to an MD, show up with evidence of that on the date/time of the appearances you missed. Saying "I forgot." won't get you anywhere. Be polite/respectful.
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