A: It is our goal to always keep you informed on the status of your case. However, our office frequently has a large volume of cases that are heard in a single day. This makes it difficult to notify every client on the day of his or her court date. We will work as hard as we can to keep you updated on the status of your case. You can expect to hear one of the following after your court date:
- Your case has been continued. In this situation, we will notify you via e-mail, letter or by phone within two weeks of your court date and will let you know if there is anything we need from you prior to the next court date.
- Your case has been resolved and you owe court costs and fines to the Court. In this situation, we will send you a letter immediately notifying you of the final disposition and a line item bill for outstanding court costs and fines. These costs will need to be paid to the County in which your case was heard within 40 calendar days of your court date (including weekends). It is your responsibility to keep us updated with your current address. We cannot be held responsible for additional fees or suspensions incurred if you fail to notify us of an address change. We also cannot request additional time to pay your court costs and fines, so please be prepared to pay those fees within 40 calendar days of your final court date.
- Your case has been settled and your court costs and fines were paid to our office in advance. In this situation, we have paid the court costs and fines due to the Court on your behalf and will mail you a letter stating your final disposition along with a receipt showing that your court costs and fines have been paid in full. This may take up to four weeks depending on when we receive receipts from the clerk of court’s cashier and can get the letters out.