Plea of Not Guilty

A plea of not guilty means that you deny guilt and that the county prosecutor must prove its charges against you. Your case will be set for trial and you will be given a date to appear. You will receive no other notice with regard to your trial date.

Trials are held 1 Thursday a month at 9 a.m. No trials will be held in the evenings. See the “Trials” section for more information.

Continuance to Retain an Attorney
If you plead not guilty, you will need to decide whether to employ an attorney to represent you at trial. You may defend yourself, but no one else except an attorney may represent you. The Municipal Court does not have "public defenders" available, so if you choose to have an attorney represent you, you must hire and retain that attorney at your own cost.