Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I miss a court day on January 26 / 2016 because I forgot and…

Customer Question
I miss a court day...
I miss a court day on January 26 / 2016 because I forgot and I loss the pink summon , I find it days later and now I don't know what to do about it
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
3/8/2016
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 15,330
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.
Verified

Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.

I'm sorry to hear what happened. However, rest assured that this happens to a lot of people -you're not the first. So, although this is serious, you can take action now.

The most serious concern is that when you didn't show up, the judge may have issued a bench warrant for your arrest. This means that the police can take you into custody at any time – at a routine traffic stop, at your home or office, or when you appear at court on another matter. If you do not address the warrant, you will have to worry constantly that you may suddenly be taken to jail. Many times, these warrants are not actively pursued when the case involves something minor, such as a speeding ticket. "Not actively pursued" means local cops don't go out of their way to serve you the warrant.

If you have a lawyer, contact them to see if there is a bench warrant out. If there is, they'll need to appear in court and explain to the judge why you failed to appear and get the warrant "quashed" (removed). If you don't have a lawyer, call the Clerk of Court. Explain that you lost the summons and thought that the court date was later, and just found the summons and realized you missed it over a month ago. See if you can reschedule the court date. The Clerk should also be able to tell you if there is a warrant out. If there is, I think you'd be better off getting a lawyer at that point to quash the warrant, but the alternative is you wait until your new court date and show up and explain to the judge yourself what happened and ask them to forgive you and assure them you will never miss another court date. Unless you're a "frequent flyer" in their courtroom, chances are the judge will let the warrant go.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Criminal Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

If you have further questions or need clarification about this matter, please reply, and I'll be happy to assist you. Otherwise, kindly remember to leave me a positive rating (3-5 stars) as that is the only way experts on this site are paid for our time and expertise, even if you have previously left a deposit. Thank you.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a criminal lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask RobertJDFL Your Own Question
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 15,330
15,330 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

RobertJDFL is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,248 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,181 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

15,330 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,750 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,640 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

Barrister

Barrister

Criminal Defense Law

1,266 satisfied customers

17 years practicing criminal defense.

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
It is actually not a traffic question... I was given a
It is actually not a traffic question... I was given a summons in Brooklyn ny for open container 10-125b … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
31,003 satisfied customers
My sister had served with a protection order. It was served
My sister had served with a protection order. It was served after 5PM the day before the court date which was at 9AM an hour and a half to two hours away. I didn't make it to the court date. Now what … read more
Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady
Assistant Principal
Juris Doctor
405 satisfied customers
My daughter got a pink summon a beer in public. She was told
My daughter got a pink summon for drinking a beer in public. She was told by the police officer she had until September to pay, but actually she read the pink slip and it said she had to pay in 10 day… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
I lost my pink ticket and I've tried calling and calling and
I lost my pink ticket and I've tried calling and calling and calling. I believe I need to appear this week. What are the hours the courthouse is open … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
4,578 satisfied customers
What are the chances that a US Voter who has not been called
What are the chances that a US Voter who has not been called for any jury duty in 25 years would be summoned for BOTH State County Court jury duty AND Federal U.S. District Court jury duty IN THE SAME… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I filed a Federal Tort Claim in the Federal Court in the
I filed a Federal Tort Claim in the Federal Court in the ******* ******** of *** *** on December 2, 2015. I received my summons to serve complaint. On December 11, 2015 ***** ******* dismissed my case… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I was pulled over (42 n a 30mph), which I full admitted too.
Hello, I was pulled over for speeding (42 n a 30mph), which I full admitted too. However, the police officer was so rude, mean and impolite while I was looking through my documents I could only produc… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
31,003 satisfied customers
I was in the process of moving and upon opening the boxes,
I was in the process of moving and upon opening the boxes, I found a pink summons that I had gotten in January of 2014 to appear in court on April 9th, 2014. The summons was for parking after dark in … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
I have received a pink summons slip for the offense "open container
I have received a pink summons slip for the offense "open container of alcohol" more than a month ago. I am offered to plead guilty by mail with a payment of $25 but I did not know that this has to be… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,946 satisfied customers
Hello. I have a pink summons issued by a law enforcement officer
Hello. I have a pink summons issued by a law enforcement officer in Manhattan from March 25th, 2012. The citation was issued for 16-1181 sub 6 -- I was given a ticket for urinating in public view. I h… read more
Legal-Guru
Legal-Guru
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
1,354 satisfied customers
Hi, I got a pink slip court summons in NYC for public urination.
Hi, I got a pink slip court summons in NYC for public urination. My name is XXXXX XXXXX Noam to Noah, but its unclear and could possibly be incorrect. Do i need to respond to a summons with the wrong … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
15,330 satisfied customers
my fiancee received a pink summons ticket for being in central
my fiancee received a pink summons ticket for being in central park (nyc) after hours to appear in court on 2-3-2011; however, we lost the summons and missed the appearance. because of my recent arres… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers
Got a Summons for bicycle on sidewalk and missed the date
Got a Summons for "bicycle on sidewalk" and missed the date to appear in court and I can't find the summons ticket. Can I still go in and just pay it or will there be more consequences since I missed … read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
I received a summons for urinating in public last night in
I received a summons for urinating in public last night in New York City. In violation of 16118 sub 6. As a side note, the Date of Appearance for court listed the wrong year (it says January 10, 2010)… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WHILE RIDING ON THE SUBWAY A POLICE OFFICER
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WHILE RIDING ON THE SUBWAY A POLICE OFFICER ISSUED ME A PINK SUMMONS FOR ILLEGALLY HAVING A HANDCUFF. I TOLD THE OFFICER THIS WAS PART OF A KINKY SEX FANTASY. ALTHOUGH HE BELIEVED ME… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I am 19 and live in kansas. I was driving home one morning
I am 19 and live in kansas. I was driving home one morning and was pulled over for not maintaining my lane. I was then given a breathalyzer and blew a .061. I was given a ticket for not maintaining my… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
I missed a court date that was issued to me due to a mistermeaner
I missed a court date that was issued to me due to a mistermeaner i committed. I was on the roof of my brothers building with a friend and the police came, searched, then arrested me even though I tol… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers
I have a summons to appear in court locacated on 346 Broadway
I have a summons to appear in court locacated on 346 Broadway NY,NY on the 25th of Jan. 2010. The infingment was for cycling on the footpath. As I will be out of the country(US) at this time as I am p… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
198 satisfied customers

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).

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).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x