What Plea Options Are Available?
Guilty: You admit to the act you are charged with, and admit that the act is unlawful, and that you
have no defense for the action you committed.

Not Guilty: You deny that you committed the unlawful act you were charged with. At
that time it becomes the responsibility of the city to prove your guilt in trial.
Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No Contest: You have the option to plea no contest to the City’s charge. Upon a plea of no
contest, the Judge will enter a finding of guilty and order a fine, jail time or other
sentence. A plea of no contest is not an admission of guilt or fault and cannot be
used against you in a civil suit for damages.

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1. Will I have to pay court costs even if I don’t go to court?
2. Does your court offer community service if I don’t have the money to pay my fine?
3. How soon will I get my Driver’s License reinstated after I pay my fines?
4. What Plea Options Are Available?
5. How may I appeal my verdict?
6. How do I pay for a fine or fee?
7. Payment Methods?
8. What is 'Arraignment'?
9. Is there a way to pay for a citation without appearing in court?
10. What should I do if I have a warrant?
11. Is there a drop box for payments?
12. What is the Court Attire and Etiquette?
13. Is my Driver's License Valid?