Can I have an attorney represent me in court?
You have the right to representation by an attorney in all Municipal Court cases. If you are charged with an offense that carries the possibility of jail time, you must decide whether to proceed with or without an attorney. You must hire your own attorney, unless the Municipal Court Judge appoints one for you. To ask the Judge to appoint an attorney for you, you must complete the financial affidavit and an application for appointed defense services.

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