The courts now provide a reminder service that you might find useful. This allows you to sign up for a push notification about your court case. We recommend that you avail yourself of this as it is your responsibility to be in court at your assigned date and time. While you may always check in with our office, here are the instructions if you are willing to sign up:
Anyone can subscribe to court notifications for criminal cases at www.NCcourts.gov/services. To subscribe, a user must provide the following requirements:
- A valid North Carolina criminal court case number
- The county in which the case was recorded
- Valid contact information (email address or cell phone number)
Subscribing to notifications for more than one case is allowed, however, it must be done individually for each case. When subscribing to notifications, the potential subscriber will receive an initial opt-in message. For both email and SMS / text messages, the user must opt-in to confirm.
Once opted in for a court case, subscribers will receive a message anytime the criminal court date, room, or session changes. Subscribers also will receive reminder messages seven and one calendar day(s) prior to the scheduled court date. Once subscribers have opted in for notifications on a court case, they will remain opted-in until they opt out. If a case is closed / disposed and they have not manually opted out, they will remain subscribed to that case, such that if it is reopened in the future and the court date / time / session is changed, they will resume getting notifications.