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.
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. Cellphones and electronic devices are not permitted in the courtroom. Court and security staff will not be responsible for your devices, so they must be left in the car or at home.
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 the application fee and court costs of $262. 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.
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.
The judge can order a fine of up to $500 and/or six months in jail on any charge in municipal court except for driving under the influence whereby the fine and jail time can be higher. View fines and court costs for ordinance violations at tuscaloosa.com/court/ordinance-violations and for traffic citations at fines.
Maybe, if it is on the minor traffic fine schedule. You may pay your ticket at the cashier's window atTuscaloosa Municipal Court, 2122 SixthSt. You may also mail a money order or a cashier's check along with your copy of the ticket (signed on the defendant's line) or pay your ticket online at tuscaloosa.com/live-play/pay-citations-fines as long as it is not after your court date.
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 guilty to the court magistrate on a minor traffic violation, you will be sentenced to the settlement amount and advised when to pay the fines and court costs.
If you plead not guilty, the judge will set the trial date.