No. You may retain an attorney at your own expense, but it is not required by law to handle your case. Because the Municipal Court deals strictly with fine-only offenses, the Court is not responsible for appointing an attorney.
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You have 30 business days, excluding holidays and weekends, from the date of offense to take care of your citation.
A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Appearance for a citation must be made in person or by mail.
State law will only allow a licensed attorney to represent someone else on a citation. Each Defendant is required to appear in person or by mail unless legal representation is acquired.
You may find the amount of your violation by contacting the Municipal Court Office for more information.
Cash, personal check, money order, Visa, and Mastercard. Payments can also be made online. Personal checks will not be accepted for any violation in active warrant status.