Send Court Date Reminders and Notifications

Reduce failure to appear rates and save costs by sending court hearing notifications and reminders.

Hearing, Pretrial, Arraignment and Custom Notifications

Notify parties to a case about any type of relevant court notification.

Join The Cell Phone Generation

Automate court notifications for the 96% of Americans that own a cell phone and 81% that own a smartphone.

Send Informative, Simple, and Timely Text Messages

Inform clients effectively as 98% of text messages are read within three minutes.

Track Delivery Status

Know when messages are delivered, opened, or failed. Use unreachable reports to send mailed notifications.

Most Effective Court Date Reminders

Welcome to court date reminders. To opt in to receive reminders, reply with YES or click here [PortalLink]. Message and data rates may apply.

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You have a court date scheduled on 04/29/20 at 11:30am at County Court. Click this link for details [PortalLink]
Reply STOP to opt out of messages.

You have court tomorrow 03/30/20 at 2:15pm at County Court before Judge Harrison. Arrive at least 1 hour before event time. An attorney will help you through the process. Missing court can lead to your arrest. [PortalLink]
Reply STOP to opt out of messages.

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REMINDER: you have a court date on 04/05/20 at 3pm. Missing court can lead to your arrest. Reply STOP to end texts. Learn more here [PortalLink]
Reply STOP to opt out of messages.

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Alphonse Capone, you have a scheduled Court Date on 04/25/20 at 9am at Municipal Court. Reply STOP to opt out of messages.

STOP

You have successfully been unsubscribed. You will not receive any more messages from this number. Reply START to resubscribe.

Court Date Reminder Schedule

Defendants receive a Welcome Message explaining the court date reminder program.

Welcome to court date reminders by County Court. We will send you important information about your case via text. Message and data rates may apply. Reply with STOP to opt out. Learn more: [PortalLink]

Defendants receive a notification once the court hearing is scheduled.

A court date has been scheduled for John Dillinger on 04/25/20 at 10am at Municipal Court. Learn more: [PortalLink]

Defendants receive additional reminders up until the court date.

Reminder: A court date has been scheduled for Sam Giancana on 04/30/20 at 9am at County Court. Missing court can lead to your arrest. Learn more: [PortalLink]

If court is closed.

County Court is closed on 04/02/20 due to Level II snow. Your upcoming court date for case ABC-123 is cancelled. We'll notify you once rescheduled.

If the defendant misses court.

Warning Bonnie Parker: A bench warrant has been issued for your arrest due to missing a court-ordered hearing. Present yourself to law enforcement or contact your attorney immediately.

Case Web Portal

Mobile-friendly, self-service web.

Every message is linked to a web-based Case Portal where clients can learn more information about their court date and obligations.

Upcoming Court Appearances

Clients see upcoming appearances and case details.

Personal Profiles

Clients set their preferred language and contact preferences.

Forms and Surveys

Send and require intake forms and surveys.

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Why People Miss their Court Date

Most failures-to-appear are due to forgetfulness or circumstances beyond a defendant's control and not for criminal and evasive intentions.

  • Lack of information about the court date.
  • Failing to take time off work.
  • Court notice mailed to an outdated address.
  • Failing to find child care.
  • Due to unforeseeable events.

Consequences of Missing a Court Date

Missing a court date has a cascading impact on our communities.

A bench warrant could be issued when a defendant fails to appear.

They can be taken into custody and booked in jail.

Failures-to-appear are the primary driver of bench warrants issued.

  • Text messages open rate98%

  • Reminders help reduce FTA by up to50%

  • Including FTA consequences increases appearance by up to 40%

Reduce FTA Rates by up to 50%