The law requires you to appear before the court on your citation within 10 days from the date citation is issued. You or your attorney may appear in person in open court, by mail, or you may deliver your written plea in person to the court. A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. If you are a juvenile
, you must appear in open court with a parent or guardian.
Failure to comply with your written promise to appear in court, as made by signing the citation, constitutes a separate offense with which you may be charged and may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and additional cost.