When an individual is not available to go to Court but an attorney is retained
for certain proceedings an individual can sign an authorization to allow
the attorney to appear for them in Court. This is generally the standard
proceeding for most vehicle and traffic violations such as speeding tickets.
Occasionally this occurs on misdemeanor matters as well when an individual
is not able to attend court due to being away at college, residing out
of state or if they are incapacitated in some manner that does not permit
them to come to court. It is important to always keep in touch with your attorney.
However, while this option may be available to an individual it should
not always be utilized. Speak to your attorney as to whether or not this
is an option that applies to you if you have difficulty attending court.