If you fail to appear for a scheduled court appearance the following may occur:
Failure to Appear Summons
Failure To Appear Summons may be issued with a new court date to appear. Summons and Show Cause Order will be issued with a court date to appear to show cause why fine and court cost has not been paid.
Drivers License Suspension Notice
Driver’s License Suspension Notice will be issued on moving, non-minor traffic violations with a court date to appear. If you fail to appear for that court date and a warrant is issued. Notice will be sent to the Department of Revenue that you missed your court date and your license will be suspended for failure to appear. (FACT suspension) If your license has been suspended for Failure to Appear, you will receive a "Notice of Compliance" upon completion of the case. Click here for information about reinstatement.
Motion for Judgement of Bond Forfeiture
Motion for Judgement of Bond Forfeiture will be issued if you have a bond posted with the court. If you fail to appear for the Bond Forfeiture hearing your bond may be forfeited and a warrant issued.
If you fail to appear on any of the above issued court dates a Warrant for your arrest may be issued. A bond will be set.
Bond is CASH only and is posted in the defendant’s name. Contact the court office at 314.739.1145.