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CAV: Counsel’s appearance suggests client knew trial date (access required)

Timely notice of the required appearance date is not an element of felony failure-to-appear. In this case, notice could be inferred from the defendant’s presence in court (with counsel) when the continuance date was announced and by his counsel’s appearance on that date. Background In August 2016, Appellant Andy Chavez was arrested for burglary and grand larceny. ...