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  1. Can I pay the fine in advance of the court date set forth on the summons?
  2. If I represent myself can I discuss my case directly with the prosecutor before the case is heard before the judge?
  3. Can I plead “not guilty” in advance of my first court date?
  4. Can I be represented by a public defender?
  5. How can I pay my fine?
  6. Can I make payments?
  7. What if I fail to make payments?
  8. Why did the judge not mention points being assessed against my driver’s license?
  9. Can I contest a parking or traffic ticket?
  10. Your question is not here? Please let us know

1. Can I pay the fine in advance of the court date set forth on the summons?

Yes, in most cases you can avoid a court appearance by paying the fine before the court date set forth on the summons.


- Last Update: February 12, 2008 which is 2262 days ago. - Top

2. If I represent myself can I discuss my case directly with the prosecutor before the case is heard before the judge?

Upon arriving at the Municipal Court you should identify the prosecutor as soon as possible and wait your turn in line in order to discuss your case with him or her.
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- Last Update: February 12, 2008 which is 2262 days ago. - Top

3. Can I plead “not guilty” in advance of my first court date?

If you intend to plead “not guilty” then you should contact the court before the court appearance date indicated on the summons and your first appearance may not be necessary.


- Last Update: February 12, 2008 which is 2262 days ago. - Top

4. Can I be represented by a public defender?

Yes. In order to have a public defender assigned to your case you must first satisfy the criteria established by the Income Eligibility Guidelines and the potential penalties for the offense(s) for which you are charged must include the possibility of incarceration, a significant fine or the loss of your driving privileges.


- Last Update: February 12, 2008 which is 2262 days ago. - Top

5. How can I pay my fine?

You may pay a fine with cash, check or money order.


- Last Update: February 12, 2008 which is 2262 days ago. - Top

6. Can I make payments?

You will be expected to pay the full balance of your fine on the day the judge determines your penalty. Under certain limited circumstances the judge may approve a payment plan but you will have to demonstrate a compelling inability to pay the fine in full.


- Last Update: April 29, 2007 which is 2551 days ago. - Top

7. What if I fail to make payments?

The Municipal Court Office will request that the judge issue a bench warrant for your arrest if you fail to make payments.


- Last Update: April 29, 2007 which is 2551 days ago. - Top

8. Why did the judge not mention points being assessed against my driver’s license?

Points are assessed by the Division of Motor Vehicles not the Municipal Court Judge.


- Last Update: April 29, 2007 which is 2551 days ago. - Top

9. Can I contest a parking or traffic ticket?

Yes. If the Ticket was issued in the Village of Roslyn, you may plead "Not Guilty." The Village Prosecutor and Village Justice will hear your argument and make a determination.


- Last Update: November 6, 2008 which is 1994 days ago. - Top

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