Ask a Traffic Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.
Honestly you really don't need a phone call
Thanks for the information
You can try to rearrange and usually they will for a pre booked holiday.
The question is how can rearrange be achieved. Magistrates courts are chaos. Usually outside London they are better than elsewhere and you do have nearly a month.
I would suggest emailing them. You can call them too but you cannot prove what was said in a call. An email establishes that the request is made. Do that today and then in a week if you hear nothing meaningful, as opposed to the acknowledgement email, then we will have to talk about trying to get it listed.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.
In legal theory, failing to answer a summons is a contempt for which people go to prison. They probably won’t do that though. They would just either adjourn to another date, depending on their policy of banning people in absence, or ban you in absence.
It will count against you. If you are trying to raise exceptional hardship then you need to be there. You need to do a lot more than be there as well. You have the burden of proof. Can’t be done in absence.