All trials, except non-traffic juvenile cases, are public trials. You have the right to retain your own attorney, and to subpeona witnesses. You are presumed innocent and will be convicted only if evidence is clear, convincing and satisfactory that you committed the violation with which you have been charged. All witnesses must testify in person and under oath. In exceptional cases the Court reserves the right to accept testimony by telephone, but a prior written request must be submitted to the Court and approved in advance of the trial.
The prosecution will produce its witnesses to testify as to the facts and circumstances surrounding your alleged violation. You or your attorney will be permitted to cross examine each witness that testifies.
When the prosecution has completed its case you and your witnesses will be given the opportunity to testify, and you will be subject to cross examination by the prosecutor.
The rules of civil procedure and evidence will be followed.
After all evidence and testimony has been presented, the prosecution and the defense will be given an opportunity to summarize by brief argument their respective cases to the Court. Thereafter, the Court will decide based upon the testimony, the evidence, and the law whether to find you guilty or not guilty.