How long do I have to appear?

Your ticket (also called a citation) has an "on or before" date that was written in by the officer at the time citation was issued. It is also called your appearance day. You can usually take care of your business with the court on or before your appearance day.

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1. What does a "plea" mean?
2. Do I have to come to court?
3. How long do I have to appear?
4. What if the court is closed on my appearance day?
5. Can I get an extension of my time to appear?
6. What if I just pay the fine?
7. What if I cannot pay the fine?