Show All Answers. If you did not appear for court and did not contact the officer prior to court, your case was heard and the judge found you guilty in your absence. A warrant could be issued for Contempt of Court – Failing to Appear. You will need to pay the fine within 15 days of your court date or the process to suspend your driver’s license will begin. If your driver’s license is suspended for failing to pay a traffic ticket, you will be required to pay the fines at Summerville Municipal Court and a re-instatement fee at the South Carolina Highway Department. If you need to reschedule your court date and it is before your scheduled appearance, you need to contact the officer at You may have to leave a message. You may also request a continuance in open court, however, you will need a valid reason to do so. Valid reasons may include the need to get or consult an attorney or to request a jury trial. The presiding judge may continue the court date on your scheduled court date depending on the circumstances of the case.