Can I do community service to pay off my fines?

Community service may be used to pay off your fines and a portion of your court costs. You will receive credit of $10 per hour worked, with the exception of DUI fines, which will be worked off at the rate of $5 per hour (State of Kansas statutes). You cannot work off any court ordered restitution. You must perform your community service at a Court approved agency in Manhattan. Credit will not be given for community service work performed at an agency that is not Court approved. To perform community service, contact one of the Court approved agencies and schedule your work with them. The supervisor must sign this Community Service Log Sheet for you to receive credit for your work.  Community service work cannot be preformed to pay off fines and costs owed through a diversion agreement without prior approval from the City Prosecutor. If your case gets turned over to our collection agency, you no longer have the option to work off fines through community service.

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1. How do I pay a municipal court fine and court costs?
2. If I pay my fine, do I still have to come to Municipal Court?
3. What is the function of Municipal Court?
4. How are municipal court fines and court costs set?
5. What are the breakdown of court costs?
6. Can I do community service to pay off my fines?
7. What happens at arraignment?
8. What is a “plea?"
9. What happens at trial?
10. What happens at sentencing?
11. Can I speak to a City Prosecutor about my case?
12. Can I have an attorney represent me in court?
13. Can I appeal the judge’s decision?
14. Can I change my arraignment date?
15. What happens if I missed my court date?
16. Can I change the date and time of my meeting with my court services officer?
17. What happens if I miss a meeting with my court services officer?
18. I received a ticket for no proof of liability insurance for the vehicle I was driving. What are my options?
19. Can I get a diversion of any charge(s) against me?
20. Can I have my Municipal Court arrest and/or conviction expunged?
21. What is the ordinance for cell phone violations?
22. What if court is canceled due to inclement weather?
23. What if I need to reschedule my court appearance due to inclement weather?