Failure to Appear in Court

When you are charged with a crime, you typically must appear in court in order to deal with your charges. This is true of misdemeanors like traffic violations all the way up to felonies like armed robbery. If you fail to appear in court at the appointed time, you may face serious consequences, including a warrant for your arrest.

Fortunately, a criminal defense attorney can help you with your original charges as well as your failure to appear in court charge. To learn more about the benefits of having an experienced legal professional on your side, contact a knowledgeable Dallas criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

Consequences of Failure to Appear

Frustratingly, even if you are not guilty of the crime that requires your presence in court, failure to appear can result in heavy fines and even a warrant for your arrest. If you receive a traffic citation or other charge, it is your responsibility to take care of it before the due date or appear in court to handle the ticket. Should you fail to do so, the court may:

  • Issue a warrant for your arrest
  • Issue a fine
  • Force you to pay the original amount for the citation
  • Revoke your license
  • Deny your license renewal

If you are the defendant in a criminal lawsuit, failure to appear in court on your appointed date can result in an automatic ruling in favor of the prosecution.

Contact Us

If you are issued a citation to appear in court, are a defendant in a court case, or are otherwise obligated to appear in court, the failure to do so can result in serious consequences. For the help you need during this difficult time, contact an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.


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