I Showed Up But My Case Wasn’t Called In Court
When you have your first contact with the police, you will receive a document that will show you a date when you are required to appear in court. Alternatively, you can receive a letter from the district attorney’s office with a date that you need to appear by. In either case, you may appear on the designated date and not have your case on the court’s calendar.
My Case Wasn’t Called In Court, Why Does This Happen?
If your case wasn’t called in court, there’s a few reasons why this could happen; one of the main reasons this happens is because your case was not filed and may still be pending review by the district attorney’s office.
What Should One Do Next?
Generally, it is a good idea to get documentation from either the DA’s office or the court clerk indicating that you appeared on the designated date but your case had not been filed. Completing this step is a good practice because in the event that you are later accused of failing to appear, you have documentation showing that you appeared but that your case was not on schedule.
If you appear, but your case wasn’t called in court because it is not on the calendar, it is your responsibility to check on the status of your case. Checking the status of your case can be done by checking online or calling the DA’s office and asking if charges have been filed against you. If you fail to do this, then chances of missing your unknown future court day increase, and the chances of the court issuing a warrant for your arrest.
We Can Help
One key responsibility of lawyers is case management. Upon hiring us, we are responsible to ensure that there is a lawyer at every stage of your case. You don’t have to worry about the stress that comes with court logistics and this includes checking the status of your case. If you have a legal matter that you need help with, please call the Law Offices of Mark A. Gallagher. Call 800-797-8406 for a free consultation or visit our website for more information: www.socaldefenselawyers.com. We can help you can the best possible outcome for your case.