Court Procedure

What does prayer for judgment mean?

A basic definition of a "Prayer for Judgement" is a plea that can be entered in a courtroom and is neither an admission of guilt nor a plea of innocence. If the plea is accepted by the judge the charge against the accused is dismissed though the judge usually has conditions for the violation to n...

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If you are homeless and indigent and your traffic citation is 7 years old can you file a motion to have it dismissed?

Yes, under TATE v. SHORT, 401 U.S. 395 (1971) the US Supreme court ruled that a person cannot be held to pay a fine if they are indigent and that they cannot be jailed for a fine only offense; under this precedence the court would have no choice but to dismiss.

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If you miss a summons by accident what happens?

you will have a warrant for your arrest and have to post a bond but in some case s you go to the judge and ask for a continuance this does work depending the judges attitude on that particular day. try calling the court house and see what say . Ive had my fair share of run ins with the law and pl...

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What if you have 10year old court warrants?

they shoudnt mean anything cause it is over 10 years but to be on the save side take it to your nearsest court or policestation and make sure they have checked it and cleared it .....

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What does HTA status on a court case mean?

When referring to notations made on court case jackets there is no established set of abbreviations and notations to which to refer. It may mean different things in different jurisdictions. If you have a need to know, contact the office of the Clerk Of Court and simply ask them.

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Failure to appear in court fines and consquences?

Fail to appear in court for WHAT? Traffic cases: Unless it is a mandatory appearance (e.g.: DUI - vehicular homicide - hit and run - etc) )you are usually found guilty in absentia, and the fine you paid is forfeited, and points are levied against your drivers license. Failing to appear in court f...

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Whats the punishment for a failure to appear in traffic court in virgina?

Quick Answer: NothingExpanded Answer: Unless it's a criminal/traffic type charge (e.g. DUI, Driving on Suspended, Reckless Driving, etc...) the court will most likely try you in your absence and give you the standard fine. If it is a criminal/traffic type charge the court could issue a capias for...

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What is subpoena?

It's where a person has to go to court, by order.Sub poena means 'under penalty'.

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Defendant status HTA?

Could you possibly mean FTA? That would be 'FAILED to Appear.'

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