FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I don’t pay the fine or show up in court?

The first time this happens, you will be charged a fee for Failure to Appear, plus you will be required to appear at the next court date. If you don’t show up after that, either a bench warrant (for non-traffic cases) or an Outstanding Judgement Warrant (for traffic cases – this means your license is suspended) will be issued. While you may be able to get away with not appearing or paying, eventually you will be arrested or your driver’s license will be suspended, and you will not be able to renew your license or get a license in another state without paying the accumulated fines and fees.