If you would like to plead not guilty and request a trial before a judge or jury, you may do so on or before your appearance date. To do this, you must complete the appropriate section of your citation or complete a request for trial form.
If a trial is requested, the defendant will be scheduled for a mandatory Pre-Trial Hearing. The purpose of the Pre-Trial Hearing is for the city prosecutor and the defendant to have an opportunity to discuss available options to resolve the case. If the case is still unresolved after the Pre-Trial Hearing, it will be placed on a court docket for trial.