It begins when you receive an official envelope in the mail from the country. There isn’t a law on the books that citizens must faithfully look and read their mail every day. But the fact remains that the penalty for not responding to your summons may be jail time, or fines. It’s a gamble, and you need to know what happens in your own county.
In our modern day, our bills come and are paid on-line. We use email and social media as primary forms of communication. The mail system is used for those things that are not common place or desirable.
I still tend to toss clumps of mail without more than a precursory look. Come to think about it, it’s been almost a year since my last notice. Suppose I had better do Uncle Sam a favor and start watching my mail more closely.