Why You Should Keep Track of your Court Case
If you have been charged with a crime, the worst thing you can do is not keep track of your case. It may sound odd, but it’s actually somewhat common to ignore something as serious as a pending court case. In a strange way, you can irrationally believe that if you ignore it, it’s like it’s not real and you won’t face consequences.
Think about it. Ever ignore an unpaid bill? It’s easy to tell yourself, “Maybe it will just go away on its own. Maybe they will forget about it; lose track of it, somehow.” But they never do and you know you owe that money. They will continue to take whatever legal action they can to recover the money you owe. This is a form of what psychologists call cognitive dissonance.
The phenomenon of ignoring your court case can happen easiest when you are charged with a crime but are not currently incarcerated. (Obviously, if you are in custody, it is difficult to ignore your case.)
Mabey you are out on bail, you might be aware of an outstanding warrant, or have been issued a cite letter. No matter what, it is impossible for you to not eventually face consequences for your actions. Not coming to terms with what you are facing only ensures that you are not going to get the fairest outcome of justice for yourself.
What’s worse: it is typical that this kind of denial is common for someone in trouble with the law. That makes it all the more imperative that you seek out legal representation!
Be sure you check the courthouse website for your case and check it often for changes!
If you are facing a court case, the best thing you can do is to stay informed and retain the best legal counsel possible. Call the Law Offices of Sara D. Bratsch today at (559) 713-1542 for a free consultation and regain some peace of mind about where you stand!