What might happen if I fail to appear for a scheduled trial date?
If you are the Plaintiff in the case, your case could be dismissed. If you are the defendant in a civil or family law matter, the plaintiff could ask the presiding judge to enter a "default judgment" against you in their favor. A writ of attachment could be issued for you. A writ of attachment is a court order commanding the sheriff to arrest a person who is in contempt of court. If you are the defendant in a criminal case, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest.

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1. How do I determine if I should file a case?
2. I forgot my court date. How do I find out when it is?
3. I have a conflict with a court date. How can I request to have the date postponed?
4. What might happen if I fail to appear for a scheduled trial date?
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