Why do I have to go to court for a petty misdemeanor and what should I expect? 8 Answers as of June 06, 2013I was in an accident that sent me to the ER. I was never talked to by the police, yet was mailed a citation with a mandatory court appearance. Citation is for "Right of way through highway-the driver of a vehicle shall stop as required by this chapter at the entrance to a through highway and shall yield the right of way to other vehicles which have entered the intersection from the through highway".
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
You need to go to court because you have been charged with a traffic offense. If you fail to show a warrant will issue. As far as what to expect, without seeing the reports and the charging documents, I can't say.
Answer Applies to: Washington
LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com | Andrea Storey Rogers
Courts often make a court appearance mandatory for certain types of serious traffic offenses. If you hire a traffic law attorney to represent you and get this ticket "fixed," you won't have to appear in court.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial.
Answer Applies to: Maryland