What Happens if I Miss My Court Date to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

The odds are, if you have found this article, that you have a traffic ticket or other criminal case in the North Carolina Court System during the viral pandemic. If you have a pending traffic ticket or a date that has been missed recently please read on.

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As of now, the Courts are all but closed until April 13th, 2020. This, of course, is subject to be extended and the alerts will almost certainly be available on your locals news but you can also check at the AOC’s website which is

If you have missed or other lost your traffic ticket, your case may have already been rescheduled by the Clerk’s office in the County where you received your ticket. You can check to see if your case has been rescheduled by clicking here and selecting the appropriate County and entering your name. Remember, you must type your last name, a comma, and then your first name (do not use any spaces).

If you cannot find your name you can also call the Clerk of Court in the county where the ticket was received; this will be visible at the top of your traffic ticket.

It may be advisable to consult with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer if you have missed court prior to the pandemic and you are in urgent need of reinstating your license. Some county prosecutor offices are willing to work with you in circumstances where your license will be revoked (or already is revoked) during the viral quarantine.

If you have such a matter in Johnston or Sampson Counties, please give me a call as the District Attorney’s offices here have expressed an interest in avoiding unnecessary license revocations due to the viral quarantine. Unfortunately, Wake County is not currently assisting those with revoked licenses, or those about to be revoked, at this time. This may be subject to change however.

If we can be of assistance to you during this trying time do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an aggressive and AFFORDABLE defense firm that can provide you with assistance with your traffic ticket or criminal matters. Our firm has represented thousands of clients charged with offenses such as yours and 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.