the ticket i pay it but say that i have a arraignment date has been scheduled
was for speeding and that day i forgot to bring my insurance
Thank you for your follow-up, David.Just to be clear, you were pulled over for speeding and then you were also cited for not having insurance, correct?If that is the case, the reason the courts require you to appear is because driving without insurance (or driving without proof of insurance) is a very serious violation. The courts want to see for themselves that you have insurance, and that is why they are demanding that you appear and physically show them that your insurance is up to date. That is really the best way of removing that ticket, and it also keeps you from getting your license suspended. If you are found guilty of not having insurance, the courts will suspend your license until you obtain insurance for your vehicle.Good luck.
so can i show them my proof of my insurance and fix that why i have to go to court
but my question is i missed my court date but they send me the total amount that i need to pay for the bail and i pay it but they still want me to go to court so your r saying that i have to show my insurance
David,If you missed your court date, then that is very serious because the courts likely issued a bench warrant to arrest you. This is why they now want to see you, you missed the court date and if you fail to appear, you can be jailed. Not only that, but because you missed your court hearing, you also have to apologize to the judge for missing the hearing as otherwise he will simply send you to jail for contempt of court, which is disrespecting the courts authority by ignoring the summons and failing to appear.Good luck.
so can i hire a lawyer to go for me
No, you cannot. While you can hire an attorney to come with you, if you personally fail to appear, you will likely be arrested at some point.Good luck.
so your are saying im gonna get arrested, but was not my intention to miss the court and i was paying the bail
David,That is not what I am stating. I am stating if you do not show up this time you will likely get arrested. That isn't a done deal, it only happens if you miss court again. That is why showing up this time is so important, so you can apologize to the judge, explain why you missed the court date, and ask him not to arrest you.Good luck.
but so what are the chance that the judge put me on jail
David,I do not know, I am not your judge. But based on my experience, if you show up and you apologize, I have not seen people arrested once that happens. I have seen people get arrested if they ignore a judicial order or fail to appear in court.Good luck.
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