What to do if I’m an international student and was summoned to court inanother state for a state highway-traffic violation and unlicensed operation”?

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What to do if I’m an international student and was summoned to court inanother state for a state highway-traffic violation and unlicensed operation”?

Basically what happened is that I got into accident on the highway (it was my fault), but the only significant damage was done to my car. I am pretty sure I was not operating my car illegally, and, I guess, by “violation off highway traffic” they mean that the accident was my fault. The thing is though that I am summoned to the court at the end of the August, by which time I would be back to my home country with a degree in my hand. So what should I do in this situation, when I will not be in US at the date of my court?

Asked on May 30, 2013 under Accident Law, Rhode Island

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that you need to resolve the traffic related matter before you return to your home country for good but cannot attend the August 2013 hearing date, I suggest that you retain an attorney experienced in traffic matters to appear for you so as to avoid the issunace of a bench warrant for your arrest for not attending.

Hopefully the attorney will get the matter resolved without the need for you to appear at the matter in court.


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