What to do if I am scheduled to appear in court for a 4 point speeding ticket tomorrow morning?

I called the sheriff’s department and was told that due to the floods the courthouse will not be open tomorrow. There is no idea as to when they will be holding court. I was told I would not have a bench warrant issued for myself at this time as there are actually no passable roads into the town itself. How this pertains to due process? Will they drop the ticket or can they issue me another summons at a later date?

Asked on September 17, 2013 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. Please confer with an attorney licensed in your state. It appears you want to raise an argument about a due process violation when local flooding shuts down the court indefinitely.  Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

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Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Your question is very confusing.  A bench warrant for a traffic ticket is imperobable.   Your case must be reviewed to determine if the trafffic offense was charged as  a criminal offense or as a simple traffic violation.  Rules of criminal procedure apply to the al criminal offense whereas, different rules would apply for non-criminal citations. 


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