What happens if I fail to appear?

If you fail to appear, the court will enter a default judgment against you. This means the court will automatically find you responsible for the infraction charged, set the fine and costs, and mail you a judgment notice requiring you to pay. If you do not pay the judgment within 28 days, the court will send you a 14-day notice. If you do not pay within 14 days of receiving the notice, your driver’s license will be suspended by the Secretary of State and the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.

Also, if you request an Informal Hearing and fail to appear at the hearing you may be assessed an additional fee.

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1. How do I request a traffic hearing?
2. How do I defend myself at a hearing?
3. How do I get my witnesses to appear?
4. Must I pay witnesses for appearing on my behalf?
5. What are the possible outcomes of a traffic hearing?
6. What happens if the citing officer fails to appear?
7. What happens if I fail to appear?
8. What about violation points?
9. Do I have the right to appeal?
10. How do I appeal the decision made at an informal hearing?
11. What if I have further questions about informal hearings?