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Required Court Appearances
The law requires you to appear in court on your case. If you were issued a citation, your appearance date is noted at the bottom of the citation. You or your attorney may appear in person in open court, by mail or you may deliver your plea in person to the court, except for juveniles (under 17 years of age) and minors (under 21 years of age).
Juveniles (under 17 years of age) are required by law to appear in person and with a parent or legal guardian before the Court.
Minors (under 21 years of age) charged with any type of alcohol offense are required to appear in Court as follows:
Your first appearance is to
enter your plea
. Before pleading guilty or no contest, you will want to read the following section regarding pleas. If you plead not guilty, the court will schedule an arraignment docket with the prosecutor and the judge, then you will be scheduled for a pre-trial conference and finally you will be scheduled for a jury trial, unless you waive that right. If you waive that right, the trial will be set before the judge. When you make your appearance by mail, the court must receive your plea before your scheduled appearance date and the court will notify you by mail at the address provided on your citation.
RIGHT TO DISCOVERY
You have the
to request from the State (
) all documents, items, and information regarding your case that is in the possession of the State; and, the State is required to provide you with the documents, items and information requested
YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO DISCOVERY WHEN YOU PAY THE FINE.
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