Traffic

Do I have to go to court?

If your ticket requires a court appearance ( if "court" is written on the back of your ticket instead of a fine amount), you must appear in court at the time and date shown on the bottom of your ticket. Failure to appear may resort in the suspension of your driving priveleges or the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. If your ticket does not require a court appearance, you may complete the diversion process or pay the ticket in full before your court date.

How do I contest my ticket?

If you want to plead not guilty and request a trial, you must come to court. The court date listed on your ticket is a first appearance date, not a trial date. There are hundreds of people at first appearances, so please be prepared to wait. At your first appearance date, you may plead "not guilty" and request a trial date. The Judge will assign you a trial date. Trials take place on Thursday mornings.