What if I can't keep my court date appearance?

Your appearance is not required at court unless indicated on the ticket with the appearance required box checked. If you are planning to plea not guilty, you may do so in writing prior to your court date and the court clerk will schedule a pretrial conference and notify you of that date and time by mail.  If you want to appear at your court date but can't due to illness or other reasons, you should contact the Clerk of Court.  If you have pled not guilty and a pretrial has been scheduled and you do not appear or contact the City Attorney's office directly before the pretrial date and time, you will be found guilty by default.

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1. What will happen if I appear in court on the date of my citation?
2. What if I can't keep my court date appearance?
3. When is court usually held and where?
4. What if I do nothing about my citation with regard to court appearance or payment?
5. What if I don't have the money to pay the citation?