What happens in the different court hearings?
For the reading of the charge and taking of a plea. If the defendant pleads guilty the judge will pass sentence or refer the matter to the court services officer for pre-sentence investigation. No evidence or testimony is given at this time. If the defendant pleads not guilty the matter will be set for trial.

A case is presented by the City and the defendant according to the rules of evidence. The judge will make a decision of guilty or not guilty based on the evidence presented and applicable laws.

Matters Pending
These are matters that do not require a decision of guilty or not guilty. Matters include review of PSI reports, sentencing, assignment of court appointed attorneys, etc.

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1. Who can I talk to about my case?
2. Can I speak with the Judge before my court date?
3. Can I pay my ticket before coming to court?
4. Can I get an extension of a court date or payment?
5. Can I pay my fine in installments?
6. What are the administrative fees and why must I pay them?
7. What happens in the different court hearings?
8. Do I need an attorney?
9. How do I get a court appointed attorney?
10. What happens if I miss a court date?
11. Am I allowed to attend court is I do not have a case on the docket?