Noncriminal Infraction and Ordinance Violation Ticket Procedures and Information
READ THE TOP OF YOUR TICKET.
IF your ticket is marked “Information and Summons,” you are charged with a criminal misdemeanor. The information that follows does NOT apply to you.
IF your ticket is marked “Complaint and Summons,” you are charged with a noncriminal offense or offenses, and the following information DOES apply to you.
The appearance date on the bottom of your ticket is for your Initial Hearing only. The officer who issued the ticket is NOT required to be present for that hearing.
If you contest the charge against you, your case will be set for trial on a later date, and the officer and/or other witnesses will be required to be present at that scheduled trial.
While you may admit your guilt or plead “no contest” at the Initial Hearing and have your case disposed of immediately, you may also deny the charge(s) against you if you disagree with the charge(s) or simply want to have a trial.
To admit the charge(s) against you, please sign the back of your copy of the ticket(s) and mail to the Court at least 5 days before your scheduled Court appearance date with your payment.