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Initial Appearance

During your initial appearance, you will be called in the order that you checked in with the court clerk. When your case is called, please step to the podium. The Judge will advise you of the charge, maximum penalties and whether or not points may be assessed against your driving record. You will then be asked to enter a plea (see Definition of pleas). 

Upon a plea of either No Contest or Guilty, you will be given an opportunity to inform the Court of any extenuating circumstances regarding the charge(s). The Court will review the record and impose a penalty in accordance with the law. You will be expected to pay any forfeiture today unless you request additional time to pay.

Upon a plea of Not Guilty, the Court will then set your case for a pre-trial with the Village Attorney. The pre-trial will be scheduled for a future date. (Not Guilty Plea Online Form)