Your first court appearance date will be an arraignment which is an opportunity to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. You will not have an opportunity to explain any defenses, extenuating circumstances, or other mitigating factors before entering a plea. The prosecutor will not be present for arraignments.
If you have a non-court required citation, you may opt to plead guilty and pay your citation prior to the court date at the court's payment window. If you have any questions about whether your case is court required or non-court required, speak with court staff.Map