Failure to Appear in Court in NC
A Failure to Appear is simply when you have received a citation or have been arrested and fail to show up to your court date. It is one of the most common reasons why you would be charged with a Driving While License Revoked (DWLR), a misdemeanor offense.
There could be many reasons why you were unable to attend a previous court date; losing your traffic ticket, being out of town, being otherwise unavailable, or you simply forgot. You are probably unaware of the seriousness of this common mishap until you are stopped by police and the officer confiscates your license.
Penalties of Failing to Appear in Court
Besides the potential of your license getting revoked, you will also be subject to an additional $200.00 fine on top of the already high court costs and fines associated with any traffic ticket in North Carolina.
If you are aware that you have missed a court date or you have been charged with a DWLR charge, it is important to contact an experienced traffic ticket attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. We can help you to reinstate your driver’s license, and potentially save you thousands of dollars if you have missed multiple court dates by getting cases combined/dismissed as well as having the Failure to Appear fines struck.
Cotten Law is a passionate and low-cost firm defense firm that will provide aggressive representation if you have missed a court date. Attorney Cotten has hundreds of reviews from satisfied clients. Give our office a call or visit our website to chat live with an assistant 24 hours a day. Our office serves clients in central North Carolina including Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Orange, Sampson, Lee, and Chatham Counties.
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