Queensland Courts now text defendants to remind them of their court date
Do you struggle to remember your court date? Read on!
After a successful trial in Mackay in 2018, the Queensland Courts will now send SMS messages to adult defendants on bail to remind them of the date and time for their next court appearance.
This SMS reminder service will be available to all adult offenders (18 years and over) who have been granted bail by the Magistrates Court or police watchhouse, and who have supplied a mobile phone number to the court house. This service will start across Queensland from 7 December 2018.
The reminders will be sent to the defendant one business day before they are listed to appear in the court.
The courts will be testing four different types of messages for a period of time to determine the optimal SMS reminder for improving court attendance rates.
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