Resolving Your Case
Make A Plea
After being issued a citation, you must enter a plea by the appearance date at the bottom. Photo Identification is required when you appear. For verification purposes, You have three plea options to choose from:
- No Contest (Nolo Contendere)- A plea of No Contest means that you do not contest the violation filed against you and are waiving your right to a trial by a judge or jury.
- Guilty- By entering a plea of Guilty, you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you are waiving your right to a trial by judge or jury.
- Not Guilty- A plea of Not Guilty means you are contesting the charges filed against you. You will be set to a trial date when you enter a plea of Not Guilty to any violation.
The Court maintains standing judicial orders that may allow you to dispose of your case without appearing at an official arraignment.
- Payment extension for 30, 60, 90, 120, and 180 days
- Deferred Disposition
- Driving Safety Course
- Monthly payment plan of $100 per month
These dismissals have many terms and are not always a defendant's right. These dismissals are valid if the defendant appears on or before the required appearance date and meets the terms.
If you receive a violation for Expired Driver's License, your offense may be dismissed if you meet the following:
- Renew your driver's license before the appearance date on your citation.
- Provide your temporary license to the court.
- Present the temporary license noted above with $20 (dismissal fee) by your court appearance date and time on the citation.
If you receive a violation for Expired Vehicle Registration, your violation may be dismissed if you meet the following:
- Renew your registration before the appearance date on your citation.
- Provide a legible receipt of registration that identifies the vehicle in violation.
- Present the receipt noted above with $20 (dismissal fee) by your court appearance date and time on the citation.
Indigent Defendants: If ordered to pay a fine/cost, and you cannot pay, please let the court know immediately. If you are determined by the court to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the court Judge may order alternative methods to resolve your case.