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Your son must absolutely appear in court since he is the defendant in the case. This is important because if he does not appear, a bench warrant can be issued for his arrest, and he will end up being arrested and booked for failure to appear in court.
The only caveat is if he has an attorney representing him who will appear on his behalf, but I know you mentioned he does not have an attorney, so again yes, he should make sure to appear in court.
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