What do I do if I miss my court date?
When you miss a court date, there are two possible outcomes.

One, the Judge may have ordered a warrant to issue. There are two ways to deal with this. You may post your bond and receive a new court date. Or, you can come on one of our Walk-In Warrant hearing dates in order to take care of your case without having to post bond. See our calendar for the next Walk-In Warrant date.

Second, the Judge may have found you Guilty By Default. This means that your failing to pay prior to your court hearing and your subsequent failure to appear is interpreted by the Court as an admission of guilt to the charge on your summons. You must pay the fines plus any additional court costs ordered by the Court within 10 days of your court date in order to avoid an OJW hold being placed on your license. Alternatively, if you can show good cause as to why you failed to appear or pay prior, you may ask the court to set aside your default and grant you a new hearing date. (See FAQ for more information)

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1. What is the process for remote hearings?
2. Can I pay my ticket online?
3. How can I take care of my ticket if I live out-of-state?
4. Can I make partial payments on my traffic ticket?
5. Is it possible to change my court date?
6. How can I clear an OJW hold on my driver's license?
7. Can I have a Public Defender?
8. How can I get another copy of the paperwork to take a court ordered class/community service?
9. If I would like to speak with the judge about my case how would I reach them?
10. What do I do if I miss my court date?
11. How do I post a bond for my warrant?
12. How can I get a default judgment set aside?
13. Can I appear for court if I have an outstanding warrant?
14. How do I contest a parking ticket?
15. Can I get a copy of my accident or police report?
16. How can I seal my record?
17. How do I get a certified disposition of my record in the Brighton Municipal Court?
18. How many points do I have on my license? Can I have a copy of my driving record?