What occurs at your first court appearance?
Your case will be called and the Judge will make sure you understand your rights. You will then be asked to enter a plea to the charge. The available pleas are: “Not Guilty”, “Guilty”, or “No Contest”.

If you plead not guilty, the case will be set over for a specific date and time for trial, usually 60 days or so from the date of your first appearance.

If you plead guilty or no contest, the Judge will set your punishment accordingly. If you plead guilty or no contest, you will be allowed to make a statement to the Court.

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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?