What are my options?
You may exercise one of the listed options on or before your appearance date.
Option 1. Enter a plea of no contest and pay the presumptive fine.
Option 2. Enter a plea of no contest with an explanation to the Judge.
- Mail your no contest plea with a written explanation and payment of the presumptive fine.
- Attend an arraignment to see the Judge in person.
Option 3. Enter a not guilty plea and request a trial.
You have the right to enter a plea of not guilty. You can either enter a plea by mail or in person. A not guilty plea must be submitted in writing. Upon entry of a not guilty plea, the court will schedule a trial date. You should be aware that if you are found guilty at trial, you will not be offered the option of traffic school and the conviction will be entered on your driving record.
Option 4. Enter a not guilty plea and request a trial by affidavit.
You have the right to enter a plea of not guilty and request a trial by affidavit. Upon request of a trial by affidavit, the court will mail out affidavit forms which must be completed and returned to the court within 30 days. The citing officer will also submit an affidavit. Both testimonies will be reviewed by the judge and ruled on. You will be notified of the ruling by mail once the process is complete.