The Municipal Court will work in an efficient and professional manner to provide fairness and accurate records of all matters of the Court.
When a traffic citation is written or a complaint is filed, the defendant may either pay the fine at the Municipal Court office or be required to make a court appearance before the Municipal Judge. If the person elects to come to court, the Municipal Judge then determines the fine and sentence. When a person signs a traffic citation, it is a promise to appear in Municipal Court.
If a person fails to appear for Municipal Court after promising to appear, a warrant is issued for their arrest and they will be put in the city jail. Once a person has been to court and is assessed a fine, they can also be put in jail for failure to pay the fine or make the payments they agreed to pay when they came to court. Outstanding Warrants