Appearing in Court

If you have a public offense case, you either:

  1. Signed a promise to appear (a ticket or agreement to appear on your "own recognizance," called an "O.R.")
  2. Posted bail, or
  3. Received an appearance notification letter from a public prosecutor.
  4. You must report to the court on or before the appearance date and time on the notice or bail receipt.

To confirm your hearing date and time, either:

  1. Check the online Criminal Court Calendar or
  2. Check the court calendars posted in the court building.
    1. For criminal misdemeanor cases in the Metropolitan area, the calendar is posted on the bulletin board on the first floor of 1215 Truxtun.
    2. For criminal felony cases in the Metropolitan area, the calendar is posted on the bulletin board on the first floor of 1415 Truxtun.
    3. For cases outside of the Metropolitan area, check your paperwork to identify in which branch the hearing will be held, then report to the court on or before the appearance date/time on the notice or bail receipt.

If your name is on a calendar, go directly to the courtroom.

If you cannot find your name on a calendar, report to the Criminal Division office. Provide any paperwork (ticket, bail, receipt, O.R. agreement, or appearance letter) given to you about your case. Also be prepared to provide the following information so the counter person can provide you with quality service:
  1. your true name
  2. the name you used when arrested (if different)
  3. your birth date
  4. your driver's license number