Reasons for not attending court

What happens if I don’t turn up to court?

Not turning up to court is one of the most serious ways you can break the rules or 'conditions' of your bail. The court can issue a warrant for your arrest and then order that you be sent to prison for up to two years or order that you pay a fine.

You could also have your bail cancelled which means that you will be locked up or will remain in custody until your next court date and you won’t be able to go home. If you or someone else had promised to give up money or ‘surety’ for your bail, then they may have to pay the amount of money they promised or risk losing their assets.

If you have any questions or concerns, get legal advice.