This may be your first visit to this Court, and it is our desire that you be fully advised of your rights and the Court's procedures. The intial appearance session of the Court is primarily for the purpose of taking your plea to the alleged violation of law.
- The town attorney is present at the intitial appearance, and you can speak with him/her about your citation(s) if you choose to do so. Please note, check in begins at 8:00 a.m. and it is "first come first served".
- If you are required to appear in front of the Judge, when your name is called please come forward promptly to a position in front of the bench facing the Judge.
- The Court will inform you of the exact charge against you, the range of possible penalties, including points that may be imposed in traffic cases, and will request that you enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest.
- If this is your initial scheduled appearance date you have a right to request a continuance, which can be used to consult with your attorney.