La Junta Municipal CourtWhen an officer issues a summons, or "ticket," he or she will write a court date on the form. This is the day you are to appear in court unless you make arrangements with the court clerk in advance.
Should you fail to appear, the following may apply to you:
If you fail to appear in court, a bench warrant may be
issued for your arrest. If you are arrested on this warrant you will
have to post a bond and face further court proceedings.If you cannot post a bond, you may have to spend some time in jail.
Outstanding Judicial Warrant
In traffic cases, if you fail to appear, the court will
enter a default conviction against you with the Department of Motor
Vehicles. This means that you will be convicted of the traffic
violation and the points will be added to your license.
In addition, the judge will add up to $45.00 in court costs and fees
to the original cost of your summons and will suspend your license with
the Department of Motor Vehicles. You will not be able to clear your
license until you pay your bill in full with the court. You may also be
responsible to pay other fees and costs at the Department of Motor
Vehicles before your license is reinstated.Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for more information on reinstatement.