Rules and Rights in Court

Court Process:

You have certain rights in your case.  You have the right to plead not guilty and to have a trial by either a judge or a jury.  You have the right to confront and cross examine witnesses who testify against you, and you have the right to subpoena witnesses to testify on your behalf.  You have the right to give your own testimony or to not testify.  You also have the right to plead guilty.  If you decide to sign the guilty plea and waiver form on the bottom of your summons, or at docket check-in, this will constitute a waiver of all of your rights stated above and you will be convicted of the offense as filed by the City Prosecutor.

Your Rights in Municipal Traffic Court:  YOUR RIGHTS BROCHURE

Dress Code:

The Court is a place of business and appropriate clothing, including shirt and shoes, is required at all times. The following clothing is inappropriate and prohibited: heavily soiled clothing, midriff baring outfits, shorts and cutoffs, halter and tank tops, undershirts, see-through clothing, bathing suits, lingerie, athletic uniforms, hats or helmets, theatrical costumes, face paint and clothing that is emblazoned with obscene words or images.

  • All pagers and cell phones must be turned to silent before entering the court room.
  • Food and drink, including alcohol, are not allowed on the premises.
  • Weapons are strictly prohibited from the building. All weapons will be confiscated, and the violator will be appropriately charged. Do not attempt to bring any of these prohibited items to court. They will not be stored for pick up.