Court Appearance

The law requires that you appear in Court regarding your case. If you were issued a ticket or "citation", your appearance date is noted on your citation. By signing the citation, you promised to appear in court or to take some action by the date indicated. If you have been released on bond, your appearance date is set on the bond, you must contact the court for an appearance date.

If you hire an attorney to handle your case, your attorney will contact the court to establish the appropriate court setting.

(Juveniles and Minors have a separate set of rules for their appearance. Please refer to the Juveniles & Minors section.)

If you are unable to attend your scheduled court setting, you or your attorney would need to file a motion for continuance BEFORE the scheduled court date to see if the Judge will grant your request.  If the motion is granted, a new court date would be scheduled for you and you would be notified by mail of the new setting.

Disclaimer: In accordance with the Office of Court Administration, all court proceedings are open to the public. Our virtual dockets will be broadcast via a public website.

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  1. The Following Items Are Not Allowed In Court

It is important that the defendant and any parties in attendance with the defendant follow these policies. If these policies are not followed, it could result in the case being reset to a later date or the violator being held in contempt of court.

All electronic devices should be turned off, silenced, or put on airplane mode while in court, unless expressly authorized by the court for trial presentation purposes.

All persons and items are subject to search before being allowed entrance into the courtroom. 

The following items are prohibited:

  • Aerosol SpraysCourt metal detector scanner
  • Backpacks
  • Cameras
  • Corkscrews
  • Duffle Bags
  • Electronic Devices
  • Firearms
  • Food/Drinks
  • Plasticware/Silverware
  • Glass
  • Handcuffs
  • Heavy Chain Items
  • Knitting Needles
  • Knives
  • Mace/Pepper Spray
  • Nails or Screws
  • Non-Court Related Materials
  • Razor Blades
  • Scissors
  • Tools