What Happens When You Fail to Appear for a Court Date?
If you are arrested for a crime and then released, you likely will be ordered to appear at a later date for a court hearing. All too often, people don’t receive a court notice in the mail giving them the next court date and time, they misplace their court date notice, or they simply forget to go to court as scheduled. When this happens, however, you have failed to appear under Florida law, which carries its own set of penalties, aside from your criminal charge. If you fail to