|Arraignment & Plea Options|
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The date at the bottom of your citation is you're due date or Court Arraignment date. It is a date in which you will appear before the Municipal Judge and make a plea of guilty or not guilty. This date is usually on a Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. or Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
If your pleading NOT GUILTY, you will appear before the Judge and he will let you speak to the Assistant Prosecutor before you are given a trial date.
If your pleading GUILTY or NOLO CONTENDERE you may request one of these options:
You can pay your citation in full on or before your arraignment date. At this time you will need to bring your pink copy of the citation and sign the back with your payment. The payment can be check, money order or cash. A receipt will be given to you at time of your payment.
You can also mail your payment in. If you are mailing the payment, it must be post marked by the arraignment date, (due date) at the bottom of your citation. Please sign the back of the pink copy making your plea and mail with your payment. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL. You may request a receipt of your payment by including a note stating so. If we do not receive such note we will not mail back a receipt.
In order to request a payment plan you must appear in person on or before your arraignment date and make your request. If the court grants the request you will be required to make your plea and sign the contract assuring your payments to the court. A $25.00 time payment plan fee will be added to each charge placed on the payment plan. You will receive a copy of the payment plan and this will need to be brought with you each time you make your payment. If you mail in you payment you must write the citation number on your check or money order in order for the court to process your payment.
You must appear on or before your arraignment date to make a request to the court for an extension of time to pay your fine. If the court accepts your request, you will be required to sign an extension form and this form must be returned with your payment on the new date given.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:42|