Misdemeanor Citations & Moving Violations

 Misdemeanor Citations

Misdemeanor criminal citations (tickets) are often issued by officers for alleged violations of laws such as underage drinking, possession of marijuana and trespassing.  When you signed the  citation you promised to appear in court.   The date for you appearance is as set forth on the bottom of the citation. You MUST appear in court on that day UNLESS you have signed the backside of the ticket admitting to the crime(s) and mailed the ticket to the court with a money order or cashier’s check for the appropriate fine.

Appearances on criminal misdemeanor citations are mandatory. The appearance date may not be continued unless the court approves your written motion to continue or the District Attorney’s Office stipulates with you to continue the date. Information regarding motions and stipulations is available on our FAQ’s page.

You can appear in court on any court Monday at 9:30 a.m. BEFORE your appearance date to personally request a continuance. Your request will be heard in court later that day at 1:30 p.m.

Moving Violations

When you signed the  citation  (ticket) issued to you by an officer you promised to appear in court. The date for you appearance is as set forth on the bottom of the citation. You MUST appear in court on that day UNLESS:

1.  You have signed the backside of the ticket admitting to the violation(s) and mailed the ticket to the court with a money order or cashier’s check for the appropriate fine, or

2. You have been granted an extension/advancement to a different court date.  Every person is entitled to ONE (1) continuance of up to two (2) weeks.