Missed court date for misdemeanor VC 12500 Driving without a license
Question: What happens if I miss court date for misdemeanor VC 12500 Driving without a license in Metropolitan court in Los Angeles, CA? I have a court date coming up in a couple of weeks and I bought a plane ticket to visit my family on the east coast and go to a wedding while I am there. I have a friend who said they can go to court for me, but I am thinking having a lawyer makes more sense.
Answer: If you missed court date for misdemeanor VC 12500 Driving without a license in Metropolitan court in Los Angeles, CA, the Judge will likely issue a warrant for your arrest, or at a minimum issue a failure to appear that will come with a civil assessment penalty. As a criminal defense attorney and traffic attorney that handles these charges, I can handle the hearing(s) and can appear in court without you so you do not have to miss work, school or vacation.
As to your other point, your gut is right on this one. It makes a LOT more sense to have a criminal defense attorney handle this for you. And unless your friend is an attorney, he or she can NOT appear at court on your behalf. Well, they could technically go to court, but the Judge would not accept their representation on your behalf. The only person who can do that for you is an attorney licensed in the state of California, such as myself.
I consistently and continually get these misdmeanor charges reduced to an infraction or completly dismissed, saving my clients time, heartache, and money in the long run. I would be happy to talk to you about this in more detail so I can answer questions you may have.
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