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My son has a trial date set for October second. When he and his attorney went to go to the first trial date the state told the judge they were not prepared and she gave them a 60 day continuance. Yesterday my son contacted his attorney's office to make sure it was OK to leave the state for 3 days to attend his aunt's funeral with me. The attorneys assistant informed him he had missed a court date on 9/16/13 for a trial readiness hearing. When he was released this hearing was not scheduled. What was the state's obligation to notify him of this court date? They have issued a bench warrant for him.