If you've been charged with a crime, it should go without saying that showing up for your court appearances is important.
Even if the crime you are accused of committing is something as minor as a traffic offense, if you agree to appear in court and fail to show up, you may find yourself facing additional penalties. In cases where the charges are more serious, the consequences for failing to appear will likely be even more severe.
What can happen when a criminal defendant fails to appears in court? Here are a few of the potential consequences: