After you are issued a citation, you must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation. Remember only the person who received the citation can enter a plea to the citation. Photo Identification is required when you appear.
No Contest (Nolo Contendere) - A plea of No Contest means that you do not contest the violation filed against you and you are waiving your right to a trial by judge or jury.
Guilty - By entering a pleas of Guilty you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you are waiving your right to a trial by judge or jury.
Not Guilty - A plea of Not Guilty means that you are informing the Court that you deny guilt to the violation in which you were accused. When you enter a plea of Not Guilty to any violation, you will be set to trial date.
The judgment and sentence for the offense you are charged is the payment of a fine and cost.
What Happens If I Do Not Make a Plea or Ignore My Citation?
If you fail to make a plea for each violation shown on your citation, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.