THE CITY OF HEDWIG MUNICIPAL COURT
PAYMENTS CAN ONLY BE MADE IN PERSON OR BY MAIL. WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT: CASH, DEBIT, CHECK, MONEY ORDER, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS.
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(EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009)
FOR VIOLATIONS NOT LISTED, PLEASE CALL THE COURT CLERK AT
A defendant may also be able to dismiss their violation by requesting deferred disposition. Deferred disposition is a probation in which the defendant must keep a clean record for a certain period of time. If the defendant does not receive a citation for that period, the citation is dismissed and is not reported to any agency. To be eligible for deferred disposition, a defendant must appear in person on their arraignment date and meet the following requirements:
- Defendant must enter a plea of guilty or no contest before the judge
- Defendant must request deferred disposition
- Defendant must not be on a deferred disposition with another case on the request date
- Defendant must pay a special expense fee that does not exceed the amount of the fine and court costs
If a defendant received a citation for no inspection sticker, no vehicle registration, expired driver’s license or defective equipment, the defendant must appear on their court date and present evidence that the situation was rectified. If the case is dismissed, the defendant may be required to pay a $20.00 administrative fee.
If a defendant received a citation for no proof of financial responsibility, the defendant must appear on their court date with evidence that the financial responsibility was valid at the time the citation was issued. The charge may be dismissed after verification.
CONTESTING A CHARGE
If a defendant wishes to contest a charge(s) they received, they must appear on their arraignment to enter a plea of not guilty. Once the plea is entered, the judge will set the case for trial. A defendant has the option of requesting a judge trial or a jury trial.