If you wish to plead not guilty, check whether you want a trial by judge or by jury on the pamphlet provided to you with the citation and submit it to the court on or before your scheduled appearance date. You will then be scheduled for a mandatory pretrial hearing and will be notified of this hearing date by mail.
You have the right to have a jury trial by six persons of this community. You may waive this option and have the case heard by the municipal judge. The judge or jury will determine guilt or innocence based on the merits of each individual case. If you do not wish to have a trial you will need to enter a plea of “no contest” or “guilty."