So, I have to appear in court tomorrow on a charge of reckless driving. Apparently this is a mandatory appearance... but I hired a lawyer, and was told (by the paralegal that took down my info) that as long as I signed a power of attorney, the lawyer could take care of it all and I didn't need to appear. However, I received a letter from the lawyer's office yesterday, informing me that it's a mandatory appearance and advising me on dress code. I can't contact them to find out as it's the weekend... I'm going to call tomorrow morning, but I thought I'd check if anyone here knows the drill. Was the letter just a piece of protocol, and now that I've signed the power of attorney, that's that? Or do I actually have to be there tomorrow?