picture of town fountain

Not Guilty Plea

NEWS
EVENTS
MEETINGS
News Icon

January 2020 UPdate.

News Icon

Rainbow Trout Stocking in Caruth Park - December 3 & January 22.  

News Icon

The Arbor - January 2020.

News Icon

Oncor tree trimming in UP - updated

News Icon

Updates on aggravated robbery at CVS/Mockingbird

News Icon

December 2019 UPdate

Events Icon

Tuesday, January 28 at 4 p.m. - Elementary Explorers at UP Public Library.

Events Icon

Wednesday, January 29 at 3:45 p.m. - Preschool Story Time at UP Public Library.

Events Icon

Wednesday, January 29 at 5 p.m. - Court Night

Events Icon

Thursday, January 30 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

Events Icon

Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. - STEAM Station at UP Public Library.

Events Icon

Friday, January 31 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

Meetings Icon

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - City Council Meeting

VIEW ALL NEWS VIEW ALL EVENTS VIEW ALL MEETINGS
Bench Trial

You may plead Not Guilty in open court and request a jury or bench trial (judge trial).  When requesting a bench trial, you waive your right to a jury trial. Clerks will set a trial date and notify the arresting officer. The Judge must remain impartial; therefore you may not discuss details pertaining to your case with the Judge until the trial date.  However, you may speak with the City Prosecutor regarding your options.  In the event you are found guilty, you may not request defensive driving or deferred disposition. The guilty verdict will simply appear as a conviction on your record.  Once judgment is entered, if you wish to appeal the judgment, you will have ten days to file an appropriate appeal bond.
 

Jury Trial

Municipal Court jury trials are more elaborate and time consuming.  Both parties usually have formal legal representation.  Pre-trial hearings are held before setting a trial date.  For more information, call University Park Municipal Court at 214-987-5331.