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July 4, 2019 event details.

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Two suspects in custody following carjacking in UP.

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Mosquito Fogging - June 13 after 9:30 p.m. - All alleys & City parks. 

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Power outage updates.

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Seeking feedback - potential Miracle Mile renovations.

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Dive-In Movies, summer 2019.

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Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Thursday, June 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Friday, June 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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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.