The court cost will remain the same whether you come to court or not. The court cost is already included in the amount paid for minor traffic citations. If a trial or failure to appear fine is applicable, the court cost could increase due to subpoena or late fees. The fine, however, is subject to change if a trial is requested. This is at the discretion of the Judge.
If an individual has a speeding ticket and no other moving violations, the Court will consider dismissal upon completion of defensive driving school and payment of court costs of $162. You will have to appear in Court to request a dismissal. The options on the other type of minor moving violations are to either plead guilty or to plead not guilty and have a trial.
Suitable attire is required. Shirts and shoes are required. Halter tops, tank tops, and shorts are not appropriate. No hats or scarves may be worn in the Courtroom. Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off. Children are not permitted.
Maybe, if it is on the minor traffic fine schedule. Payment will be accepted at the cashier's window, or you may mail a money order or a cashier's check along with your copy of the ticket (signed on the defendant's line). Or, use E-Services as long as it is not after your court date. More...
You can apply for a court-appointed attorney when you appear in court. The Judge will make the determination of whether you are eligible for a court-appointed attorney. Eligibility is based on financial need.
The Prosecutor will call the docket in alphabetical order on Criminal Arraignment and certain traffic offenses on Traffic Arraignment dockets. The Court Magistrate will call the docket on the Traffic Arraignment dockets for minor traffic violations such as speeding, running a red light, running a stop sign, the wrong way on a one way street, etc. The Prosecutor will ask you whether you plead guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, the Prosecutor will advise you of the recommendation of a sentence to the Judge and the Judge will then sentence you. If you plead not guilty, the case will be set for trial date by the Judge. If you plead guilty to the Court Magistrate on the minor traffic violation, you will be sentenced to the settlement amount and advised when to pay the fines and court costs. If you are pleading not guilty, the Judge will set the trial date.