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Old March 8 2013, 09:55 PM   #32
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Re: Traffic Violations & Court Appearance

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
That's a good point about parking, especially since the California website implies that, absent a guilty plea, you're simply arraigned the day you show up to court and rescheduled for a different day at court (but I could be wrong about that).
That's exactly correct, as I pointed out in my earlier post.

I've only done it once, but the day I did it I stood in line outside the courthouse for about two hours before getting to the clerk's desk. You don't even see a judge, just the clerk.

The first actual day in court is the arraignment. If you plead not guilty, you have to come back a third time for your actual trial. I plead no contest, so I did not have to return for that third time.
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