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Possibly. Where was the case pending and what kind of case is this - a civil case? What was the court's finding in your absence? I need these answers in order to better serve you. Thanks.
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If you missed your court date, you should contact the court first thing in the morning to find out the outcome of today's hearing. There is no mandatory court hearing in Massachusetts for a civil traffic ticket unless you indicated that you wanted to dispute the charge. So if you missed the date that was assigned to you, and you missed the hearing for good cause and it was beyond your control, you may file a motion to reset the date or vacate the judgment with the court giving the details as to why you missed your hearing. You need to make sure that a default or warrant was not issued against you. If a default or warrant was issued, you need to contact a local experienced traffic law attorney who can get the default or bench warrant dismissed for you. I hope this helps.
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No. That would generally only happen if you were a problem for the court (ie, they see that you have several prior failures to appear). I was just giving you all of the possibilities. I think you will be okay if you call the court in the morning, find out what happened, and then file the appropriate motion, if necessary. Good luck to you.
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