Can’t Make Court Date for MIP

I received an MIP in the state of Kansas. Unfortunately, due to
personal family reasons, I had to move halfway across the country. I
have a court date set for about 1 month from now but I do not know if
I’ll be able to afford to fly back for it and I really hate to spend
350 on a flight all the fees of the MIP/hopeful diversion. Is
there anyway I can get out of attending court just handle it from my
new state? Thank you.

Asked on September 17, 2017 under Criminal Law, Kansas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Call the court and ask the court clerk if you can make a telephone appearance instead of being physically present in the courtroom.
If the court allows you to make a telephone appearance, ask the court clerk for the appropriate document(s) you will need to request the telephone appearance and the deadline for filing those documents.
If you miss the filing deadline or don't file the appropriate documents, your request for a telephone appearance will be denied.
 
 


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