Trial Scheduling Information
Please Read Carefully
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
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
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.
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.