My question involves traffic court in the State of: California
First time poster here.
Here is my predicament; a few months ago I received a ticket for not adhering to a stop sign and after two extensions, I was granted till the third of this month to pay for the ticket. Instead of making payment, I requested a court date for Thursday the eleventh to plead not guilty. I then proceeded to mail out a Request for a Trial by written declaration which arrived at the court house on the ninth. I received a return receipt notifying me that the court house received my request and with that, I did not attend my court appearance on the eleventh under the assumption my request would be accepted.
Today, Friday the twelfth, I received in the mail a response to my request saying I was denied because my request was received six days past its due date, which the letter stated was July third. I had the belief that since I reserved a court date for the eleventh that my request was due on or before that day I requested, not the date my two extensions granted me for payment. Now I have missed my court date and my request had been denied. I will be going to the court house on Monday morning, and I was wondering what should I expect from the court house and if I have any means of amending this situation with out dire consequences such as a heavy fine.
Also, since I missed the court date, is there a high probability of me having a warrant?
Thanks in Advance