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Dizzy1463

New member
What is the name of your state? What is the name of you state? Florida I have a failure to appear when I did not know I had a court case coming up my name is spelled wrong in the system and I was never sent notification how can I fix this I don't want to go to jail
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
What is the name of your state? What is the name of you state? Florida I have a failure to appear when I did not know I had a court case coming up my name is spelled wrong in the system and I was never sent notification how can I fix this I don't want to go to jail
I suggest you consult with a criminal defense attorney.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
Once you are charged, it's incumbent on you to keep track of your appearance dates. The notifications are courtesies and even the online look up of case information is specifically disclaimed about being fully reliable.

As JB points out, your best bet would be to have your lawyer arrange a new appearance and squash any warrant that might have been issued.
 
What is the name of your state? What is the name of you state? Florida I have a failure to appear when I did not know I had a court case coming up my name is spelled wrong in the system and I was never sent notification how can I fix this I don't want to go to jail
Were you issued a notice to appear by a police officer?
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
Most likely he received one (it doesn't necessarily come from a police officer, especially since this is a drug investigation). However, in many areas it's almost a guarantee that the appearance date will change (rarely earlier than the date on the notice).
 
Most likely he received one (it doesn't necessarily come from a police officer, especially since this is a drug investigation). However, in many areas it's almost a guarantee that the appearance date will change (rarely earlier than the date on the notice).
Who else can issue a notice to appear?
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
I guess you're right, sorry about that. If the charges stem from the prosecutors office, it's not going to be the "notice to appear." However, not all charges stem from notices to appear (which was the point I was trying to make).
 

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