NSW I did not attend Liverpool Local Court today, will there be a warrant out for my arrest?

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Maddison2112

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Hey, quick question! I had my first court listing today at Liverpool Local court for 2 Driving matters. 1. FAIL TO STOP 2.DRIVING RECKLESSLY.... I did not attend court today as I have been ill and was unable too. But I did go to the doctors this afternoon around 3:30-4pm. They provided me a medical certificate stating ‘I am not fit for work’ and I got them to FAX it to the court. Would I have a warrant out for my arrest? What should be my next step from here?
 

BlakeMendoza

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The judge will mark your case with a failure to appear (FTA).

- Bench Warrant.
- Bail Bond
- Separate Criminal Charge
- Harsher Sentence
- Driver’s License Suspension

Regarding on the next step i think depends on the kind of crime you have done. But still better to ask for legal advice from an attorney.
 

Maddison2112

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The police suspended my license on the spot, my doctor faxed my medical certificate to the Liverpool local court & I looked on the court lists NSW and searched my name, there is now another court date for this matter on a later date 12/02/2020. Does this mean it’s been adjourned and I just appear at court at that date or could there still be a warrant out for my arrest?
 

Adam1user

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The police suspended my license on the spot, my doctor faxed my medical certificate to the Liverpool local court & I looked on the court lists NSW and searched my name, there is now another court date for this matter on a later date 12/02/2020. Does this mean it’s been adjourned and I just appear at court at that date or could there still be a warrant out for my arrest?
I am not a lawyer and this is from my understanding, as long as you have informed the court and had a valid reason, the court will be understanding and it has adjourned your court date, if they did not do that I would assume there would be a warrant out for your arrest. So what I would do now, If I were you: contact the court and confirm, if there is an issue you can explain to them and that should clarify your issue, then I would make sure that I am in court at that date.
 

Ozwarlock67

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If you were unable to attend, you should have contacted the court and they would simply adjourn the matter.