WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Life hasn't been easy lately for Mason McDonald. After struggling with addiction and getting locked up last month on drug charges, he decided it was time for a change.

"I was in rehab for the last month, and I got out, and like, I'm trying to do everything. Like I'm working on getting my license back, I'm trying to get everything, you know, back on track in my life," McDonald said.

McDonald says he wanted to start with baby steps, like taking responsibility for his actions and actually showing up for his court date. But after rehab, he can't remember what day he's supposed to be there.

"I called down to the courthouse to try to find out my court date. And they notified me that they couldn't tell me my court date," he explained.

McDonald says the City of Wichita told him this is because of the cyberattack that shut down its computer systems. He says he understands, but it's what happened next that shocked him the most.

"They said that my only option was to wait until I miss court, and they would issue a warrant," said McDonald. "Just seemed like an injustice. It seemed like, I mean, so that's my only option is to go to jail?"

McDonald says he knows there are others stuck in similar situations because of the cyberattack, and he hopes the city will have some leniency until it's resolved.

"It's just a little bit of a helpless feeling. You know, like, I'm trying to be a responsible adult. You know, I've had some issues in my past and stuff, and I'm trying to do things the right way," said McDonald.