TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY: If you intend to plead not guilty to the offense which you are charged and have a trial, you must notify the Court Administrator at the address and phone number above, at least SEVEN days prior to your scheduled court date. Your court date is listed on the bottom of the complaint and summons. Failure to notify the Court Administrator may result in your making additional court appearances.
COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED: If “Court Appearance Required” is checked on the complaint and summons you have been issued, YOU MUST APPEAR in court at the time and place indicated, even if you wish to plead guilty. If “Court Appearance Required” is not checked on the complaint and summons, you must still appear in court if: a. You wish to have a trial; or b. The charge is not listed on the State or Local (Supplemental) Violations Bureau Schedule.
PLEA OF GUILTY: PAYMENT THROUGH VIOLATIONS BUREAU: If you wish to plead guilty and give up your rights to have a lawyer and a trial you may do so provided “Court Appearance Required” has not been checked on the complaint and summons and provided the charge is listed on the Violations Bureau Schedule. If the Violations Bureau is authorized to dispose of the charge, complete in full the APPEARANCE, GUILTY PLEA AND WAIVER on the bottom of the complaint and summons and bring or mail this together with your payment in the amount of the prescribed penalty, to the Violations Bureau at the address stated above prior to your scheduled court date.
Payments through the mail should be made in the form of check or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Please print your complaint and summons number on the front of your check or money order. If you wish a receipt, please forward a stamped self-addressed envelope along with your payment. A lockbox is located at the front door of the municipal building so payments may be made at any time after hours. Also, a lockbox is located inside the building next to the violations bureau window.