Initial Appearance

  • The Initial Appearance session of the Court is primarily for the purpose of taking your plea to the alleged violation of the law. (See also Juvenile Cases)
  • The Judge will inform you of the exact charge against you; the range of possible penalties including points that may be imposed in traffic cases; and will request that you enter a plea of not guilty, guilty, or no contest.
  • If the appearance is your initial scheduled appearance date, you have the right to request a continuance (reschedule). This continuance can be used to consult with an attorney.