My question involves traffic court in the State of: Texas
So I received a ticket in June, 2008. I requested a trial and called the court on 2 separate occasions July, 2009 and April 2010. The result of both calls was that the court had not yet set a date for trial, but that a date would be set soon. The next notification I received was a letter indicating that a warrant had been issued for my arrest in January 2011. I then contacted the court and they said that my court date had been set back in November 2010 and that I had failed to appear. I never received the letter from the court indicating a trial date. A couple of questions: Is any part of this covered by the Sixth amendent, right to speedy trial, even though I was never incarcerated? Secondly, do my actions appear to be those of a person trying to avoid court? I called them on 2 separate occasions. I've requested another court date for my now 2 causes and I'm pissed. The court wants to fine me for FTA plus my speeding ticket.