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If you get a summons do you have to go to court?

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If you get a summons do you have to go to court?

Chelles45 :

Hi. I hold a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration. I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I have prior high school tutoring experience.

Chelles45 :

Yes a summons is a request for you to appear in court. The summons will normally indicate whether or not there are other options besides appearance in court if applicable. Is this for a traffic, civil, or criminal suit?

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This is for criminal.

Chelles45 :

Then you definitely need to appear in court as you could be held in "contempt of court". There are different penalties for this to include jail time or fines.

Chelles45 :

If for some reason you are unable to make the court date then you may be eligible for a postponement. You would need to contact the courthouse or discuss this with a defense attorney. If you have an attorney, they may also be able to attend court on your behalf.

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