Failure to appear

If the defendant does not appear in court as required, the court can order any, or all of the following actions:

  • Forfeiture of bail or bond.
  • Issuance of a warrant.
  • Suspension of the defendant's drivers license.
  • An additional violation alleging a failure to appear.  The punishment for this violation can be an additional jail term and/or a fine.
  • Impose an additional $300.00 assessment pursuant to Penal Code Section 1214.1.
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