Missing your court date is a serious offense and you should contact the court immediately if realize you have missed your court date. If you miss your court date for either a criminal or traffic citation, you are in failure to appear (FTA) status and a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. In addition, your driver’s license will be suspended. If you are pulled over by an officer, you will be arrested.
You may be charged an FTA fee for missing your original court date. If you have a valid medical excuse or documentation of being incarcerated, bring evidence to your new court date.