below the letter i send with receipt confirmation - Do you know if the judge reads the letter as soon as he/she gets it - or do they wait till the hearing. I ask because i need to know if i should try to reach the clerk prior to see if all is arrived. ==== Dear Judge (Your Honor), I received a citation for Jaywalking (summons XXXXXXXXX 8). The court date is scheduled for August 28th at 9.30 am. I am unable to attend because I will have left the USA permanently as of June 29th 2012, after a stay of almost 2 Years as an International Assignee for my USA based employer. I am a Dutch citizen (see ID’s) and I will live with my Family in Prague, Czech Republic as of July 1st for my next Assignment for the same Company. I went to the Court at 346 Broadway today to pay the fine associated with this offence, as the Police Officer who issued it to me said was the procedure. However when I arrived this morning at the Court I was informed I could not pay a fine to settle for this, nor was it possible to have an earlier court, but that I have to send you a letter to address the situation. Given my situation of leaving the country I hope you are willing to resolve this matter via mail. By this letter, I am willing to plead guilty, waive my right to a hearing, and ask that the court notify me of any fine. I will make sure that the payment for the fine will be done by me or on my behalf. Any correspondence can be addressed to my private emailXXX@XXXXXX.XXX or my business emailXXX@XXXXXX.XXX to close out the matter appropriately as I have no living address anymore in the USA. I have attached my new address in Prague if that would be an option. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. And I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX any inconvenience I have caused. Next to being embarrassed to be in such a situation as this it is completely new for me, as I have never been summoned before into any court anywhere. Its unfortunate that I’m moving so I can not deal with the issue in person as summoned, but clearly will do my utmost to comply to what you ask of me to do, which I hope can be resolved by mail correspondence. Your sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX Attached: - The original Summon - Copy of my Dutch Driving license (I used as ID) and my Passport - Copy of my airline ticket to confirm me leaving USA and moving to Prague as of July 1st 2012. - My new Correspondence address In the Czech Republic.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).