Guilty Plea

If you plead guilty, you are admitting to the Judge that you have committed the act(s) that you were charged with and that you have no defense for your act(s). The Judge may ask you questions. The Judge will then assess a fine, court costs and/or what sentence you must serve. Before you plead guilty, you have the right to ask the Judge if you will go to jail.

Not Guilty Plea

If you:

Did not do what you are accused of doing

Are not sure what you are accused of is a violation of the law, or

Are asking for more time to retain counsel, find witnesses of your own or otherwise be more prepared,

If you plead not guilty, the Judge will set a new court date.