When is a court appearance required?
A court appearance is required in criminal matters, such as an assault, shoplifting, harassment or drug charges. If "court appearance required" is checked on a traffic summons, you must appear in court at the time and place indicated, even if you wish to plead guilty. If "court appearance required" is not checked on the traffic ticket, you must still appear in court if:

- You wish to have a trial

- The charge is not listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule or Local Supplemental Violations Bureay Schedule (it cannot be paid by mail or in the court office)

- Personal injury is involved

Please notify the court of disability accommodation needs.

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1. What is the Municipal Court?
2. What type of cases are heard in Municipal Court?
3. When is a court appearance required?
4. How do I enter a Not Guilty Plea?
5. What happens on your day in court?
6. In what order are cases called?
7. What are "indictable charges"?
8. What happens at an "arraignment" or "first appearance"?
9. Who are the people involved in court?
10. Who is entitled to a public defender?
11. What is a Plea Agreement?
12. What happens during a trial?
13. What are the possible penalties?
14. What is mediation?
15. What is a Conditional Discharge?
16. How can I appeal my case?