Do I need a lawyer for an injunction hearing?
Although you can apply for an injunction yourself, you might find it helpful to have legal advice. It is best to get a solicitor who has a lot of experience with domestic abuse cases, and who is likely to understand all the issues.
Is failure to appear a felony in California?
Failure to Appear can be a misdemeanor or felony. As a misdemeanor, a FTA charge can add six months in county jail and $1,000 in fines to the penalties you are already facing. As a felony, it is punishable by up to three additional years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
What happens if you fail to appear in court for a traffic ticket in California?
When you do not appear in court it is called a “failure to appear” (FTA). In addition, if you do not appear, a “civil assessment” of up to $300 may be added to your fine amount; you may be found guilty in absentia; your case may be referred for collection; or, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.