California Penal Code Section 1214.1
Summary: Failure to Appear in Court is as its name suggests, when someone did not make a court appearance without good reason, when a notification was given to appear in court.
Failure to Appear in Court under California Penal Code Section 1214.1, is normally fined a sum of $300. Failure to Appear in Court is as its name suggests, when someone did not make a court appearance without good reason, when a notification was given to appear in court.
Elements of the Crime
· A memo was given informing the person of a court appearance
· The person overlooked this note without a valid reason and did not appear in court.
Quick Q & A
Question: Where is the $300 fine deposited?
Answer: The Trial Court Trust Fund.
Before ticketing someone with this fine, a ten day period is awarded in which the court will send a second notice informing the person of the consequences of not appearing in court, and also an opportunity to supply a good reason for failing to show up in court – on the day in which they were due. If a good reason is given, fines are typically dropped.
Legal Defenses for California Penal Codes
A good lawyer can present many legal and valid defenses for criminal offenses under California Penal Codes to prove someone’s innocence. MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended those who were falsely accused of numerous crimes. Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for any type of criminal offense.
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