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Appearances can be made in person by the violator, by mail, or through an attorney.
Your appearance date is 10 (ten) days from the date of your citation, or the Wednesday following the tenth day if the tenth day does not fall on a Wednesday. If unsure, call the Court.
If you have received a summons, you must appear on the date listed on it. A telephone call DOES NOT constitute an appearance.
Allow enough time in your schedule as this process may take some time.
Arraignments are to advise you of the charge filed against you, your rights, and your options.
Arraignments are held on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
and again from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
You must sign in by 11:00 a.m. for the morning session OR
4:00 p.m. for the afternoon session to be seen
You must present a Picture ID to be seen by the Judge.
BEFORE ENTERING THE COURT ROOM THE FOLLOWING RULES MUST BE OBSERVED:
NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED - NO cell phone, pads/tablets, or pagers
APPROPRIATE DRESS REQUIRED - NO shorts, flip flops, tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, ripped jeans, pajamas
HATS, CAPS, AND SUNGLASSES MUST BE REMOVED
NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED
CHILDREN MUST BE QUIET AND SEATED
If you are unable to appear on your arraignment date, a countinuance may be granted by the Judge if the request is submitted in writing prior to the arraignment date. No continuances are given over the telephone.