Pleas

Unless your case is covered by the information on the back of this pamphlet, you must enter one of these three pleas:
  • Plea of Not Guilty - a plea of not guilty means that you deny guilt, and require the state to prove the charge. A plea of not guilty does not waive any of your rights. A plea of not guilty does not prevent a plea of guilty or no contest at a later time.
  • Plea of Guilty - by a plea of guilty, you admit that the act is prohibited by law and that you committed the act charged.
  • Plea of Nolo Contendere (no contest) - a plea of nolo contendere means that you do not contest the state's charge against you. If you plead guilty or nolo contendere, you will be found guilty and should be prepared to pay the fine. A plea of guilty waives all of the trial rights discussed earlier you should contact the court regarding how to make payments if you are unable to pay the entire fine and cost.