Can a Greensboro criminal defense attorney explain why most FTA’s are given? Yes, of course!
Each person is unique in their own situation. Some people struggle remembering dates, some people can’t get away from work or find a sitter for their children, and some people may think that they don’t need to come to court for minor offenses. There are current trends within the court system that show why most people are given an FTA and there are several ways that you can avoid one simply by utilizing systems that the court currently has in place. For more information about an FTA, you should speak with a Greensboro criminal defense attorney today!
A failure to appear (FTA) is a rather serious predicament. They are highly inconvenient for everyone involved, including jurors, witnesses, judges, prosecutors, and the defense attorney who spent time preparing their case for that day. Not only are they inconvenient, but they are also very expensive and serious for the defendant because the defendant could be subject to both arrest and pretrial incarceration. It makes the entire process of getting the original charge taken care of much lengthier.
An FTA arrest means additional court time for the defendant for both the initial appearance before a magistrate and any necessary bond review proceedings. It’s clear that avoiding an FTA at all costs is the best route to take. For people who are forgetful, or may have remembered the wrong court date, opting in to the automated court date reminder system may be a great tool for you. Once you subscribe to that, you can choose from email or text reminders and you will be sent a message a week before your court date reminding you of the location, time, and date. You will also be sent a similar message the day before your court date.
For more information on this system and how to get signed up, contact a Greensboro criminal lawyer today!
A Greensboro criminal defense attorney can help you avoid getting an FTA by making sure you know the requirements of the law in your specific situation. The Greensboro criminal defense attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, and Olson know the requirements of law and also genuinely care about each and every case presented to them by their clients. Call today at 336-379-0539; we are here to help!