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What can I expect when I appear in court?

You must report to the Clerk's Office by 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday if you need to appear in court on a non-calendared case. Give the clerk with any relevant paperwork/information, such as:


  • Case number
  • Copy of citation
  • Bail/bond receipt
  • Driver's license number
  • Proof of compliance of a Court order

You may appear in the Clerk's Office during normal business hours if you:


  • Need your records checked
  • Have already been sentenced
  • Are due to pay a fine or show proof of program completion
  • Are filing motions or have other Court business

If you are requesting information about a defendant who has been brought to Court in custody, please make your inquiry in the Clerk's Office. Please have available the:


  • Defendant's name
  • Date of birth
  • Booking number or arresting agency

The following rules are enforced for courtroom appearances:


  • Shirt and shoes are required in the courtroom.
  • Tank tops and T-shirts are NOT allowed in the courtroom.
  • Food, drinks, and gum chewing are NOT allowed in the courtroom.
  • Weapons are NOT allowed in the courthouse.
  • Pagers and cell phones must be turned off.
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