What does “guilty,” “not guilty,” and “no contest” mean?
  • Guilty - To admit to having committed an offense as charged.
  • Not Guilty - To state that you did not commit the offense you have been charged with. You will be given a new court date on a disposition docket to discuss your case with the prosecuting attorney.
  • No Contest - In the case of a traffic ticket, the legal effect of a “no contest” plea is the same as that of a guilty plea, however, a “no contest” plea may not be used against you as an admission of guilt in any civil suit that may arise.

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1. What does “guilty,” “not guilty,” and “no contest” mean?
2. Do I get charged court costs if I appear in court?
3. What if I can’t pay my fine by the court date?
4. Can I make payments after office hours?
5. Can I pay fines by phone, credit card, or debit card?
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