Departments Municipal Court Arraignment & Plea Options
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TELEPHONE CALLS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS AN APPEARANCE BEFORE THE COURT.

YOU MUST APPEAR:
  • IN PERSON on the appearance date given on your citation
  • BY MAIL, enter your appearance by completing the plea form on the back and returning the plea form and payment to the Court.  When entering a plea of guilty and paying your citation by mail, send a copy of your citation.
  • If you plea not guilty, a trial date will be set and you will be notified accordingly.
PERSONS UNDER 17 YEARS OF AGE:
  • Must appear with a parent or legal guardian or proof of marriage
  • Must appear before the Judge, no pleas by mail
PERSONS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE (ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES)
  • Must appear before the Judge, no pleas by mail.
  • If under 18 years of age, must appear with a parent or legal guardian.
PERSONS CHARGED WITH TOBACCO OFFENSES:
  • Must appear before the Judge, no please by mail.
  • If under 17 years of age, must appear with a parent or legal guardian
FAILURE TO APPEAR WILL RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE BEING FILED AGAINST YOU FOR VIOLATING YOUR PROMISE TO APPEAR WITH A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $200.00.  ADDITIONAL STATE FEES WILL BE INCURRED.