If You Receive an Appearance Notice or Summons

An appearance notice and a summons tell a person they must appear in court to respond to a criminal charge. Learn what to do on getting an appearance notice or summons.

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appearance notice, summons, appear in court, answer to a criminal charge, suspect of a crime, arrest, local police station, fingerprint, first appearance date, prosecutor, particulars, Dial-A-Law