LEGAL ADVICE/PROCEDURAL QUESTIONS
Judge Richard Schultz, including staff, cannot give legal advice nor do they have the authority to dismiss a citation. The judge cannot discuss the merits of a pending judicial proceeding prior to trial, Cannon 3(5), Code of Judicial Conduct, if a plea of not guilty is entered. This means the judge cannot discuss your citation with you, unless a plea of no contest or guilty is entered.
Clerical staff is available to discuss procedural questions only.
Under our American system of justice, all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. On a plea of not guilty, a formal trial is held. As in all criminal trials, the state is required to prove the guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt of the offense charged in the complaint before a defendant can be found guilty by a judge or jury.
Your decision concerning which plea to enter is very important. Please consider each plea carefully before making a decision. If you plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest), you should be prepared to pay the fine and court costs.
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