Upcoming Dockets

October 15, 2014 Court Dockets:

Entering an Appearance / Plea

After a citation is issued, the Defendant has ten (10) business days, excluding holidays and weekends, to make an appearance with the Court in person or by mail. A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Failure to make an appearance may result in a new charge of Failure To Appear and a warrant may be issued.

When appearance is made, the Defendant has the right to enter a plea of Guilty, Nolo Contendere (No Contest), or Not Guilty.

  • Guilty
    
By entering a plea of guilty, you are admitting that you committed the violation charged against you. A fine is assessed by the Judge and the violation MAY appear on your driving or criminal history record. However you may be eligible for options to prevent the violation from appearing on your record.
  • Nolo Contendere (No Contest)
    By entering a plea of No Contest, you are only saying that you do not want to contest the charge that has been brought against you. No Contest has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. A fine is assessed by the Judge and the violation MAY appear on your driving or criminal history record. However you may be eligible for options to prevent the violation from appearing on your record.
  • Not Guilty
    By entering a plea of Not Guilty, you are denying guilt and requesting the State prove the charge against you. You will be scheduled for the next available Court docket to meet with the Prosecutor.