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Did not appear in court

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Chihuahua View Drop Down
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    Posted: 20/December/2018 at 21:27
I was served a summons to appear in court for a charge of theft. UTAG whatever that is. I accidentally forgot to pay for $15 petrol, filled up then drove off 🤦‍♀️ Two weeks later the police showed up with a summons. I went directly to the servo and explained to them how it was an honest mistake and paid the money owing. They were very understanding and said they would withdraw the charge. I thought that would be the end of it and didn’t appear in court. Today I received a letter from the court saying I was found guilty!
My question is did I still have to appear in court and would there be a warrant for my arrest.
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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/December/2018 at 21:42
If you receive a summons, then you have to appear in court. If you had done that you would have been able to give an explanation and present the receipt for the payment you made.

Now you have to jump through hoops to resolve this problem.

Perhaps you should visit a community legal centre for some assistance in writing a letter to the court. I expect you will still have to pays some cost of court, and you may still be faced with a conviction to your name, see what the solicitor at the community legal centre has to say about the matter.

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  Quote Chihuahua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/December/2018 at 21:52
I’m so stupid. Thanku for your reply

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