Entering Your Plea
When you make your initial appearance, you must decide upon and enter a plea to the charge against you. By signing the citation in front of an officer, you did not plead guilty, but only signed a promise to appear in court. There are three possible pleas to a complaint:
Your decision on what plea to enter is very important. Failure to appear once a court date is set will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and additional fees being levied for failure to appear.