8 months ago
Last edited at 7:45AM on 4/5/2013
If you got the ticket that far away, yes. So if you got the ticket in San Francisco and live in Los Angeles, you would have to appear in the San Francisco court. It's a matter of jurisdiction (the court's power to make a ruling that binds you).
Yes. next time don't break the law and you won't have to worry about being summoned to appear. You may be able to handle this without going to court in person. You may be able to plead out to a lesser charge, or simply pay the fine they want. However, if the summons is for reckless operation, you will have to appear and may be subject to license forfeiture. What was the summons for? speeding in excess of 20 mph over the limit? That will get you a reckless endangerment summons. Or was is something else?