After receiving a citation, you will have 20 business days to enter an appearance with the court. This does not apply to juveniles. The Municipal Court has court hearings every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month. You may submit your request in person, online, or by mail. Telephone calls do not constitute as an appearance.
Any motions for a continuance need to be filed 7 days prior to your court setting. Any and all requests for resets need to be supported by documentation filed with your motion for why the reset is needed. Any motions filed less than the required time will be ruled on by the judge at the time of the docket setting. If your motion is granted, you will receive another date for your appearance. If your motion is denied and you do not appear, a warrant for your arrest may be issued. You are responsible for confirming whether your motion was granted or denied.
Ways to Reschedule a Court Date (requests will be reviewed for approval):
An additional offense of "violate promise to appear" will be filed against you, If you violate in appearing to answer your citation within the 20 business days you are given. Also, both the underlying charge and the additional charge of promising to appear will be processed for warrants and the court will place a hold on your driver's license with Department of Public Service'sfailure to appear program.