My question involves traffic court in the State of: KANSAS. I received a ticket January 2008, for failure to yield,-- to make a long story short- I missed the court appearance due to a very stressful situation which overshadowed everything else. The court judge issued a bench warrant for me, at 10 in the morning, which was carried out at 10 at night, even tho the town I live in is so small- there would not have been any problem serving it in the morning. I now have an arrest record because of this. I went to court, and was additionally FINED $50 for CONTEMPT for missing court!!!!The judge said my excuse was "not good enough". Since I had already been arrested for missing court,is it right to fine me also for it? It does not seem right.