North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Preston Edwards explains there are three likely outcomes if you miss your court date. A Called and Failed status generally occurs for minor traffic offenses, slightly more serious is a Failure to Appear, followed by an Order For Arrest. In both a Failure to Appear and an Order For Arrest scenario, documents must be prepared stating the reason for missing the court date. Therefore, you should retain an attorney if you’ve missed your court date. Give one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys at Dummit Fradin a call and set up a consultation!