What happens if a person does not appear when summoned?
The appearance notice or summons will tell you the date of the first appearance in court. Go to court at the required time. If you don't go (or have a representative go on your behalf), a warrant may be issued for your arrest, and you could be charged with failing to appear in court.
What happens if you don’t go to your court hearing?
Generally, penalties can include fines, imprisonment, and the loss of your license. Many offenders may face the consequences for years and have a difficult time with future employers or financial institutions. It is always better to simply attend your court hearing and avoid the negative ramifications.
How long do you get for failure to appear?
Penalties and Jail Time for 'Failure to Appear' If you were charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor and released on your own recognizance, then you could face: Misdemeanor probation, Up to six months in county jail, and/or. A fine of up to $1,000.
Does failure to appear go on your record?
Do warrants show up on a background check? Open arrest warrants (issued when law enforcement gives evidence that a suspect has committed a crime) and bench warrants (issued for failure to appear for a scheduled court proceeding) generally do not appear as records in background checks.