Entering A Plea

  • If you enter a plea of GUILTY, you are admitting that you committed the offense, and if the arrest report contains the necessary elements, you will be found guilty and a penalty will be imposed. You will be able to explain any circumstances that you wish the Court to consider when imposing the sentence.
  • If you enter a plea of NO CONTEST, you are neither pleading guilty nor not guilty, but merely want to have the matter resolved and pay the penalty. The effect of this plea is that you will be found guilty, but you will not be admitting your civil liability for use in other litigation, which should be expected where personal injury or property damage is involved.
  • If you enter a plea of NOT GUILTY, you deny committing the offense and you will be scheduled for a Pre-Trial hearing.    

    Click the form below to enter a plea in writing.