Appearance Instructions

  • If you wish to plead Not Guilty, you must appear on your initial court response date as stated on your citation in order to receive a specific date and time at which to appear.
  • If you wish to be represented by counsel, YOUR ATTORNEY, must make a written legal representation, by fax, mail or in person, on or BEFORE your court date
You may dispose of your case prior to your court date by one of the following methods:
  • If you wish to plead not guilty or "no contest" and pay any fines and costs incurred, you may appear in person at our offices, send payment by mail or pay through the website.
  • You may be able to have your ticket dismissed by pleading guilty and submitting to a term of probation.  For more information on this please click here: Deferred Disposition 
  • If you wish to dispose of your case through a drivers safety course, your case must fulfill certain statutory requirements.  For more information, click here: Driver's Safety Course 
  • If you wish to plead "Not Guilty", you must appear at the Corinth Municipal Court on your initial appearance date as stated on your citation to be scheduled for a Pre-Trial conference, at which time you will meet with the prosecutor and decide if you would like to have a trial by judge or a trial by jury.

Juveniles

If you are a JUVENILE or a MINOR charged with a Tobacco or Alcohol related offense, DO NOT MAIL IN PAYMENT.  Please contact the court for information regarding your appearance.
  • JUVENILE TRAFFIC- (Age 10-16) MUST APPEAR IN COURT WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.  Notification will be mailed to defendant's address.
  • ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO BY MINOR - (Age 10-16) MUST APPEAR IN COURT WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. Notification will be mailed to the defendant's address.
  • ALCOHOL OFFENSES BY A MINOR - (Age 17-20) MUST APPEAR IN COURT.  Notification will be mailed to defendant's address.

FAILURE TO APPEAR or PAY FINE may result in an additional charge of FAILURE TO APPEAR which carries a maximum penalty of $500.00.  In addition, you may be prevented from registering your motor vehicle, denied driving privileges and WARRANTS being issued for your arrest.

A TELEPHONE CALL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE.