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Is court really at 7:30 a.m.?

Yes, court really is at 7:30 a.m. ...In the morning. Make whatever arrangements or plans you need to make to get yourself to court by 7:30 a.m. when roll is called.

Go to bed early. Set the alarm. Get a babysitter. Notify work. Don't get sick. If you're sick, show up anyway. Arrange a ride (with a reliable person). Get here early. Do whatever you need to do to be here on time.

Do not - under any circumstances - show up in pajamas.

What's an acceptable excuse for missing court?

There are no acceptable excuses for missing court. It's court.

Yeah, but...

No. It's court.

Okay, so I missed my court date. What should I do?

You immediately call the Court Clerk at 913-367-5515 to discuss it. A warrant has probably been issued for your arrest. The Court Clerk will not waive your warrant, but it is far more favorable for you to make contact and acknowledge that you missed court than for you to ignore it.

Then come to court the following Wednesday and be prepared to explain yourself to the judge.

Bottom line: DO NOT MISS COURT. Don't ignore it, it won't go away. Don't avoid it, it'll still be there. The worst thing you can possibly do for yourself is not deal with it. Just come, handle your business, and move forward.

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