What can and cannot the court staff do to help?
We can help you with the following:
  • Explain and answer questions about how the court works
  • Give you general information about court rules, procedures and practices
  • Provide court schedules and information on when a case is scheduled for a hearing
  • Give you information from your case file
  • Usually answer questions about maximum punishments allowable by law
  • Provide you with fine information for offenses for which the judiciary has adopted a fine schedule
We cannot help you with the following:
  • We cannot advise whether or not you should bring your case to court
  • We cannot tell you what words to use for preparing motions or other court papers
  • We cannot recommend what you should say to the judge in court
  • We cannot speculate about what decision the judge might make or what sentence the judge might impose in your case
  • We cannot change an order signed by a judge or override any decision rendered by a judge
  • We cannot talk to the judge on your behalf
  • We cannot let you talk to the judge outside of court
  • We cannot give you information on background checks

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1. What is the amount of my fine?
2. Is my citation a mandatory Court appearance?
3. How do I pay a citation and not have to appear in court?
4. Can I speak to the judge before my court date?
5. What should I do if I cannot appear in court on my court date?
6. What if I fail to appear in court?
7. What is an arraignment?
8. What is a bench trial?
9. How do I get a trial by a jury?
10. How do I appeal the judge's decision?
11. Is there a dress code and prohibited item policy?
12. Are there any security precautions I should be aware of?
13. What can and cannot the court staff do to help?
14. Where does the money go?
15. What are Rule NISIs?
16. How do I request a certified disposition?