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What are my rights if I failed to appear in court but was never told to appear?

Question Details: I was driving my father-in-law's car and did not know that the registration had expired. The officer told me to get the problem fixed, he then peeled away and parked in the parking lot but never said anything about my having to go to court. He never gave me a citation or anything. Now they're saying that I have a warrant out for my arrest. Is there anything that I can do to fight this because I never received anything saying that I had to go to court?

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