Court Appearances

The law requires that you appear in court on your case. The law also allows that if a defendant is charged with a misdemeanor for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only, the defendant may, in lieu of the method of entering a plea in court, mail or deliver in person to the court a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and a waiver of jury trial. Our court operates by pretrial process. When the defendant appears for court they are allowed to speak with the city prosecutor and then decide how they would like to handle their case.