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You will be summoned for teh criminal charge, in most cases the green ticket (infraction) will track with the ciminal case. However, any questions should be directed to an attorney for legal inquires and the court for procedual inquires.
Please note: If this is a first appearance on a charge of driving under the influence or assault fourth degree domestic violence, you may not waive arraignment or have an attorney appear on your behalf without your presence. You will be informed of your right to counsel and be given instruction on how to apply for the public defender.
If you qualify, the judge will sign the order appointing your case to the public defender. You will go the clerk’s window for a copy with the attorney’s name, address, and telephone number. The court will notify the public defender of the appointment and it is your responsibility to contact the public defender. You must remain in contact with the public defender and be available for all meetings as requested by the lawyer.
You and your lawyer, if you have one, are required to be present. At this hearing, pretrial motions and a trial date are set. Information about all the evidence in the case and witness names will be exchanged. If at any stage you waived your right to a jury trial, you or your attorney will receive a notice of your non-jury trial.