Court date was not willfully missed. Just want to see how I would go about getting the 1300$ amount decreased to what it originally was , only 20+$
Not sure exactly what you have in mind here without more info. Is this a question about bail/bond or about a fine? If you miss court, the judge can raise the bond that you had to pay or put one on you if there wasn't one before. In order to get this reduced or altered you will have to get a lawyer to go to the DA and the judge and have the judge strike the failure to appear and the order for arrest and impose the same bond that was there before you failed to show up. If you really missed court and it was not your fault, the procedure varies from place to place to get a new court date. Here in Raleigh NC where I am for many smaller cases you simply go to the court house and fill out a form and file it. The court will send you a notice in the mail if you get a new date. Not sure how it happens where you are. If you can post more info it would be helpful!