The purpose of an arraignment to enter a plea with the judge. When the judge calls your case you have 2 options at your arraingment:
Plead No Contest. This plea means that you are not contesting the charge or the evidence offered by the City. The court clerk will set you for a hearing. During the hearing the issuing officer is present to provide testimony to the judge. The defendant cannot present any evidence, give tesitmony or provide witnesses at a no contest hearing. The judge will make his determination based on the officer's testimony, your driving record and the seriousness of the violation. The judge's decision is final.
Plead Not Guilty. This plea means you are contesting the charge against you. If you plead not guilty, the court will not consider your explanation until the time set for your trial.
Most arraingments are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons.
Court check-in starts at 1:45pm, and is handled on a first-come, first-serve bases.
To reschedule an initial arraignment date please contact the court prior to noon on your court date. The court allows one reschedule request per defendant.
Reschedules for sentencing are not permitted.