Original post by: Joshua Kim ,
Man, this response is way late. Sorry. Non-attendance is handled differently in each court. Some may allow you to appear telephonically--but only on a separate motion to do so. Some may allow you to reschedule--but, again, only after you file a separate motion to do so. This is a topic way beyond a guide like this, and my advice is to call the public defender's office in that county and ask them if they'll appear for you.