When is a court appearance required?
If "Court Appearance Required" is checked on the Summons and Complaint, you must appear in court at the time and place indicated if you did not notify the Court of a not guilty plea, or are pleading guilty. Please notify the Court of disability accommodation needs.

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1. What must I do if I plan to plead not guilty?
2. When is a court appearance required?
3. What if I plan to plead guilty and pay the prescribed penalty?
4. How do I make payment by mail?
5. What if I fail to appear in response to a summons or to pay the prescribed penalty?
6. What if I have been charged with a parking offense and fail to appear or pay the prescribed penalty?
7. Do I need a lawyer?
8. Must I hire my own lawyer?
9. What if I cannot afford a lawyer?
10. Do I have to pay for the Public Defender?