While I can answer the question, I can also tell you that the previous expert was right on target.
The courtroom where you are supposed to appear may not
have gotten the same date you did and may not know that any mistake was made on your notice. The person who notifies defendants to come to court is likely to be from a different criminal justice
agency elsewhere in the courthouse than the clerk who keeps records for the judge in the courtroom where you are supposed to show up. While a clerical error was certainly made on your notice paper, you can't assume what employee made it and that everybody in the court is on the same page you are with regard to the date of your appearance.
Do yourself a big favor and call the courthouse today and explain the situation to the court clerk. Ask when your case is really on the calendar. Don't get hung up on why you have to do it, because the answer is simple: you are a defendant on a case and under court mandate. They are not. You're the one who stands to get in trouble if you ignore your court obligation. They will not. It's about covering your tail.
At this point, if it's their mistake and you are proactive, even if the case was on today and a warrant has already issued, if you went in tomorrow with your paperwork you will look very good to the court, and you should be in no trouble at all. But if you don't straighten it out, and the court doesn't notice the error either, then way down the road when it all catches up with you, their mistake is not going to protect you any more.
If the clerk of the court says you're not on any calendar, don't forget about this. Periodically keep checking. You know you've got a case, so you can expect that somewhere along the line the court will remember it too.
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