The Importance of Court Dates

Each and every day, people all over the country are notified of a pending court date. While most people understand what a court date is, a lot of people don’t realize the importance of these court dates. It’s sad, because there are real, and potentially serious, consequences when a court date is missed. This is why it’s important that you take your Las Vegas court date seriously.It doesn’t matter what your Las Vegas court date is regarding, you have a responsibility to be there or to have an attorney present for you. Depending on the type of case you have, there are different consequences. For example, if you are the plaintiff filing a small claims case against another party with the intent of recouping money or other damages and fail to show up for the scheduled court date, your case could be dismissed. This means that you forfeit your right to potentially get your money back. However, if you are the defendant in a small claims case and don’t show up for court, you risk the chance of the judge ruling in the plaintiff’s favor – which means you will have to abide by the judge’s ruling without being able to argue your side of the story.If you happen to miss your Las Vegas court date for a traffic ticket, there are even harder consequences you may have to face. For example, your license may be suspended and a warrant may be issued for your arrest. You could also be slapped with a variety of different fines and, depending on your record, you could even face a jail sentence! Therefore, it is extremely important that you understand the importance of being present for your court date.Sometimes, when a court date is scheduled, one of the parties may not be able to attend on that particular date. However, in almost all cases the party is aware of this fact before the Las Vegas court date arrives. If this is something you are facing, you do have options. One of the best options available is hiring an attorney. An attorney will be able to try to get the court date moved and may even be able to appear in court for you – without you having to be present. Regardless of what you decide to do, make sure that you don’t skip your court date!

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