If you receive a summons, you or your agent or counsel must appear in court on the date and time specified. Should you not appear a trial date may be scheduled to proceed in your absence or a warrant issued for your arrest. If you are convicted, you could be sentenced to jail depending on the offence. Court costs and the victim fine surcharge will apply. Should you appear in court a trial may proceed or you or the prosecutor may ask the court to adjourn your case to a future date. The court may grant or refuse such a request.