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Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Raleigh, NC
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Failure to Appear Lawyer in Raleigh

A Firm Working to Provide Attentive Care to Each & Every Client

There are many reasons that you may not have been able to appear in court for your violation – it could be an honest mistake of scheduling, you may have become very ill, or you may have even been too nervous to appear. If you missed your scheduled court date for any reason, there could be several consequences awaiting you if you do not address the situation swiftly. Gavel

Failure to appear is considered to be a crime, for which a bench warrant may be issued. To avoid the penalties associated with this charge, reach out to the team at Cotten Law Firm. Our Raleigh traffic ticket lawyer is committed to providing clients with the help they need to minimize disruption to their lives.

There are many reasons to choose Cotten Law Firm to represent you:

  • A friendly, professional team committed to your needs
  • We prioritize your legal goals above all else
  • We charge extremely reasonable rates for our services
  • Our team genuinely cares about you and your well-being

What Happens if I Fail to Appear?

In certain cases, such as civil suits, failing to appear will generally result in an automatic win for the opposing side. You could also fail to appear for a minor traffic violation, for example, and not only lose the case against your ticket but also face a Failure to Appear order which must be addressed within 20 days. Failure to do so is likely to result in being reported to the Division of Motor Vehicles and being charged a reinstatement fee – to say nothing of any consequences related to the original infraction. In cases of more serious motor vehicle offenses, such as DWI and any other misdemeanor or felony charges, an order may be issued for your arrest.

Let Cotten Law Firm Work for You

Our team is committed to helping clients address the legal challenges they are facing as swiftly and decisively as possible to keep the penalties minimal. We understand that sometimes people make mistakes, and work to help keep those mistakes from resulting in long-term consequences.

We can help you avoid license suspension and further fines. Contact Cotten Law Firm today at (919) 587-8544 find out your next steps.

Gaining Trust One Client at a Time

  • “Mr. Cotten handled my case for me without any issues.”


  • “I would highly recommend Cotten Law.”


  • “Very prompt and professional. The best Law firm in the County.”


  • “Very easy to communicate with, either by emails or phone calls.”


  • “In case I have to go through something like this again or anything I would definitely call on Jeremy Cotton for his services.”


  • Affordable Prices

    We aggressively represent your claim for some of the most reasonable rates around.

  • Your Legal Advocate

    We won't tell you what you want to hear, but we will tell you what you need to hear.

  • Constant Communication

    We can be contacted around the clock by filling out our online submission form.

  • Free Consultations

    We offer free initial consultations so an attorney can evaluate your specific case.