Can't Appear In Court?
REMEMBER, FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT CAN LEAD TO YOUR ARREST AND INCARCERATION.
If you cannot appear in Municipal Court, you should:
- If you are a Defendant or a party to a case and have an attorney representing you, call your attorney as soon as you know you cannot appear at your scheduled time.
- Call the Clerk of Courts at (440) 204-2430. Explain to the clerk why you cannot appear. It is important to keep in mind that even if you call the court, there is still a chance that your case may not be continued.
- A warrant can still be issued if you fail to appear and are not excused.
- If you are a Witness, and were subpoenaed or asked to appear by the prosecuting attorney, call the Prosecutor's office at (440) 204-2462 as soon as you know you cannot attend. Be sure to give the prosecuting attorney the case number when you call, if you have been given one.
- If you are a Witness, and were subpoenaed or asked to appear by the defense attorney, call the defense attorney. Again, be sure to give the defense attorney the case number if you were given one.