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If you were released by the police, the date, time, and location of your first appearance will be written on a piece of paper given to you by the police. This paper is usually called an appearance notice, a summons, or a promise to appear. If you have been released on bail, the date, time and location of your first appearance will be on a piece of paper given to you by the court. This piece of paper will usually be called a recognizance or an undertaking.
To help you remember, always write your court date onto a calendar, enter it into your phone or wherever you record important dates. Also, try to arrange to take the day off work and child-care for minor children for the day you go to court.