Court Procedures

Do I Have to Appear in Court?

If your ticket indicates, "Must Appear," you must appear in person on the indicated Court date to enter your plea, unless a not guilty plea has been entered in writing prior to your court date.

If your ticket does not indicate, "Must Appear," you have the following options:
  • If you do not wish to contest the matter, you may pay your forfeiture. Please enclose a copy of your citation. The Court will enter a plea of no contest with a finding of guilty - no appearance is necessary.
  • You may enter your plea in Court on the Court date indicated on the citation.
  • You may enter a not guilty plea prior to your Court date. If a not guilty plea is entered the matter will be scheduled for a pretrial conference with the Assistant City Attorney.

Appearing In Court

If appearing in Court, you will need to check in at the Municipal Court window located in the Law Enforcement Building lobby. Initial appearances and pretrial conferences are seen on a first-come first-served basis. Motion hearings and trials will follow the initial appearances.

If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest before the Judge, you will then have the opportunity to discuss your case with the Judge. The Judge will then impose the appropriate sentence and forfeiture. At this time, you may also request an extension of time to pay if needed.

If you enter a plea of not guilty before the Judge on your Court date, the matter will be scheduled for a trial and a pretrial conference with the Assistant City Attorney will precede the trial.

How Can I Speak with the City Attorney?

On your scheduled court date and time, the City Attorney is available. Sign in is required at the Greenfield Municipal Court lobby window and individuals are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The sign-in process begins a ½ hour prior to your court time.