What happens at trial?
If you enter a plea of “Not Guilty,” your case will be scheduled for a trial. At trial the City has the burden to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The City Prosecutor will call witnesses to testify against you, and you will have the right to cross-examine each witness. You are also allowed to call witnesses or testify on your own behalf.

After all the evidence is presented, the Municipal Court Judge will enter a finding of guilty or not guilty. There are no jury trials in Municipal Court. You have the right to have an attorney represent you at trial, but you are not required to have an attorney. If you represent yourself, you are a “pro se” defendant.

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1. If I pay my fine, do I still have to come to Municipal Court?
2. How do I pay a municipal court fine and court costs?
3. How are the Municipal Court fines and court costs set?
4. What happens at arraignment?
5. What is a plea?
6. What happens at trial?
7. What happens at sentencing?
8. Can I speak to a City Prosecutor about my case?
9. Can I have an attorney represent me in court?
10. Can I appeal the Judge’s decision?
11. Can I change my arraignment date?
12. What happens if I missed my second court date?
13. I received a ticket for No Proof of Liability Insurance for the vehicle I was driving. What are my options?
14. Can I get a diversion of any charge(s) against me?