I hear many excuses from clients who failed to appear in court. The excuses I hear frequently are, I forgot, I was out of town, I am unemployed and I don't have the money to pay the fine.
The court takes the failure to appear very seriously. Usually a bench warrant is issued for the arrest of the person who failed to appear.
If you have been given a traffic ticket with an arraignment date and time to appear, you must always make that appearance in court on the proper day and time. If you miss it, the consequences can be significant.
If you have questions about the above, or you have been charged with failure to appear, contact the traffic and criminal defense attorney Scott Miller in Alpharetta, Georgia for a free consultation. 770-408-1001