PLEA(S)

Your decision concerning which plea to enter is very important. Please consider each plea carefully before making a decision. If you plead guilty or nolo contendere in open court, you should be prepared to pay the fine and court costs.

IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE CHARGE(S) BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL BE FILED AGAINST YOU FOR VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR (FINE $253.00) AND WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST. ADDITIONALLY A FAILURE TO APPEAR OR SATISFY A JUDGEMENT ORDERING THE PAYMENT OF A FINE AND COSTS IN THE MANNER ORDERED BY THE COURT MAY RESULT IN THE DENIAL OF A RENEWAL OF YOUR DIRVFRS LICENSE. A JUVENILE WHO FAILS TO APPEAR BY THE TIME AND DATE ON THE CITATION MAY HAVE THEIR LICENSE SUSPENDED. WARRANT FEES OF $50.00 WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EXECUTING OR PROCESSING A WARRANT.

IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR A PLEA OF NOLO CONTENDERE: please so indicate in the proper space provided on the reply form. A plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) means that you do not contest the state’s charge(s) against you. The fine for Nolo Contendere is the same as that for a plea of Guilty. Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial. Please refer to fines schedule to determine the total amount of fine(s) and costs acceptable by the Court.

IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, please so indicate on the reply form and mail your plea on or before your appearance date. You will be notified by the Court when you must appear for trial and any other required procedures.