Auburn, ME asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Missouri

Q: When you haver court and you fail 3 times to appeal because you have financial problems to travel to another state

I’m going to jail ?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: If you fail to appear in court for a traffic or DUI/DWI case in Missouri because you are unable to afford travel to another state, this can lead to serious consequences, including the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. However, going to jail is not automatic upon failing to appeal or appear; it depends on the nature of your original charges, the judge's orders, and the jurisdiction's policies. It's important to communicate your financial and travel hardships to the court proactively, possibly through written communication or legal representation if you can arrange it. Some courts may offer alternatives such as virtual hearings or rescheduling to accommodate your situation. Ignoring court orders or failing to appear can exacerbate your legal issues, so seeking legal advice and informing the court of your situation is crucial.

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