Let's be honest with ourselves here.Also when an arrest due to missing a court appearance for ONE simple traffic ticket interferes with getting employment I was assured I had- then it is more than simply an unpleasantry, plus gave me an arrest record when I never had one before
Whose fault is that? Yours.
You decided that court was something you could decide not to attend. The judge decided to make you understand how to prioritize your time.
He/She has that authority.
You didn't get arrested a traffic ticket. You got arrested for ignoring court.
Make sure you make the judge aware of how little you value the judge's opinion of his/her time.I am not a criminal simply due to one traffic ticket & resent having been treated as though I committed some horrific crime.