Must you appear in Court?
If you are charged with a routine traffic violation, such as speeding (15 mph & under), failure to yield, running a stop sign, and other minor violations and you wish to plead guilty, you may inquire as to the proper procedure with the District Court Clerk’s Office located at 201 Spring Street, Springdale, Arkansas. You will be allowed to pay the fine and costs without appearing in court.

If you wish to plead not guilty to the traffic offense, or you are charged with a more serious misdemeanor, such as reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, assault, battery, or failure to carry liability insurance with an accident, you must appear in Court on the date and time noted on the traffic citation or summons.

Your citation will generally contain information as to whether you “must appear” in court. If you fail to appear in court, a warrant for your arrest will be issued so it is very important you know when you are to appear. If you have any questions concerning your court date, you can contact the Springdale District Court Clerk’s Office at 750-8150.

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1. Must you appear in Court?
2. What occurs at your first court appearance?
3. How do you remove a traffic ticket off your record?
4. What are Court Clerks allowed / not allowed to do?
5. If I have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) can I keep a citation off my driving record?
6. What is the court schedule?
7. What days are Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Interpreters available?
8. What are the court costs?
9. What is the extra $10 per month that I get charged on my monthly payments?
10. What are my rights as a defendant?