Trial Options

If you elect to appear on your scheduled court date, you will have the options of pleading “not guilty”, “nolo contendere”, or “guilty”. In all instances you have the right to counsel and to a jury trial. A bench trial (trial before a judge) may also be conducted. Bench trials will be heard and disposed of by the judge on the scheduled court date. If you would like to request a jury trial, see the Clerk of Court to request a jury trial and you will be notified of your next appearance date by the court.

Court Staff Can & Cannot
This is a list of some things the court staff can and cannot do: