When appearing on a citation, a defendant will be asked to enter his or her plea to the charges alleged. There are three different answers: 1) guilty; 2) not guilty; or 3) nolo contendere or no contest. The plea entered is very important and should be considered carefully due to the consequences of each.
You may resolve an outstanding citation with the Court clerk, prosecutor, or Judge even after a warrant has been issued for your arrest on that particular ticket. Payments can be arranged, deferred disposition can be granted, and there are even certain tickets which may still be dismissed with payment of the warrant fee as well as any administrative fees.