Good morning JB I clicked on the "reply to expert" link, but it did not work for me. Your anserwers have been satisfactory and helpful. I've sent another letter to the court and am awaiting a reply from them before I'm finished with your help. Here is a copy of the letter I sent.
XXXXXXXXX, CA 90007
I was given a NOTICE TO APPEAR, B61202. I have posted bail, contested the citation, and was notified that the case was continued to 19 June 2012.
I have come to California from my residence in Hawaii in response to this appearance date. However it appears from the information online that the case has been closed. I have called the phone number listed on the NOTICE TO APPEAR, but was unable to talk to a person, was referred back to the main menu several times, and calls were terminated.
I consulted an attorney. It was suggested that I call(###) ###-#### The court administrator at that number told me that the judge had found me guilty and my bail was forfeited. I have not been afforded the opportunity to defend myself.
I was also told that the case had been reopened and in their letter, dated 24 May 2012, a new appearance date had been set for 25 July 2012. I have not received this alleged letter. The current information online contradicts this and indicates the status is closed.
I have a scheduled return to my residence in Hawaii for 23 June 2012. I was told that I could request an earlier date in person at the clerk's office, but that the waiting line was usually several hours and that it might not be granted.
I request that this be dismissed or that I be given an appearance date in late January of 2013 when I next plan to return to California.
Thomas S Powell