What if I want to speak with the Judge about my citation?

You may set your citation for a trial before the judge or jury. You will be set for a pretrial hearing. The Judge cannot discuss the merits of a pending judicial proceeding prior to actual trial (Canon 6 (c), Code of Judicial Conduct).

This means that the Judge is forbidden from discussing your ticket with you before trial, except, as to procedural matters. If you choose to plead guilty and have extenuating circumstances, then the Judge may discuss them with you.

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1. How can I pay for my citation?
2. Can I take a driver safety course to dismiss my citation?
3. How do I request a background check?
4. I was summoned for jury duty, how do I know if I can be exempted?
5. What are my options for dismissal of certain offenses?
6. What are my options for entering a plea?
7. What are my rights in Municipal Court?
8. What happens at trial?
9. What happens at court if I am a juvenile (person under the age of 17)?
10. What if I need to make payment arrangements?
11. What if I want to appeal my citation?
12. What if I want to speak with the Judge about my citation?
13. What is the proper attire for court or jury duty?
14. What are the Local Rules of the Court?