Trial Scheduling Information

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1.  ALL TRIALS ARE HELD MONDAY - THURSDAY AT 2 P.M. and are scheduled according to the officer's schedule. You may hire an attorney to present your case, but it is not required.

2.  PRESET FINES ARE VOID. Once a trial date has been set, the fine amount on the ticket is void and the Cashier cannot accept payment.

3. If found guilty of the charge(s), the Judge may set the fine in an amount not exceeding the penalty provided for a particular charge. Court cost per charge may be a minimum of $30.00. In addition, the Court may assess a witness fee of $5.00 plus mileage for each witness appearing for trial, and a $10.00 fee for a court reporter, if requested. THESE COSTS ARE IN ADDITION TO ANY FINE SET BY THE JUDGE.

4.  DO NOT MISS YOUR COURT DATE. A licensed attorney is the only person who can appear on your behalf. Failure to appear on your court date will result in a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST and a bond may be required before you can be released from jail on a warrant. Missing your court date can also suspend your driver's license. If your court date is missed, you need to appear at Room 220, WARRANT OFFICE, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday - Friday, as soon as possible, to have the warrant removed.

5.  Once a citation has been set for trial, A COURT CLERK CANNOT CHANGE THE COURT DATE WITHOUT THE JUDGE'S APPROVAL. To obtain this approval, you must appear at Room 228, COURT RECORDS, between 8 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday - Friday, no later than five (5) days before the scheduled court date.

6.  YOU MUST BE ON TIME. Allow yourself extra time in case you are unable to find a parking place. Once you arrive at Municipal Court, please have a seat in your designated courtroom and wait for the Judge to call your name. No children are allowed in the courtroom, so please arrange for their care.

7.  IF YOU ARE LESS THAN 18 YEARS OLD, you MUST bring a parent, legal guardian, or an attorney.

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