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Asked on: 7/11/13, 11:38 am

I don't have all the info, but a friend got a speeding ticket and missed his court date sebveral years ago. what is the normal recourse?

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Answered on: 7/11/13, 7:34 pm by John O'Neal

Depends on the county and the exact charge..........there very well could be an Order for Arrest (OFA) outstanding for your friend. If there is an OFA your friend should NOT merely go to the courthouse and try to get the case placed back on the active court docket. If your friend does this he/she risks being arrested and having to post bond to secure pretrial release. Instead your friend should contact an attorney to review the ticket and determine the best course of action. And the friend should not even consider just paying the ticket as it has now likely accrued additional fees and paying the ticket means a guilty plea to the original charge which could have an adverse effect on driver's license points and insurance points. Again, the friend should contact an attorney for help.

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