When is it mandatory to appear in court?

The following offenses require a court appearance:

  • DUI
  • Suspended License
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol
  • Reckless Driving
  • Eluding or Fleeing an Officer
  • 5 or more speeding citations in the last 5 years
  • 35 Miles Per Hour over the Limit
  • No Insurance
  • Shoplifting
  • Interference with Police
  • Loitering and Gasoline Driveoffs

Mandatory court appearance is required for all persons under 21 years of age.

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1. Do I have to show up in court or can I just pay my fine?
2. Where can I pay my traffic citation?
3. What happens if I can't pay my citation before court?
4. The officer kept my driver's license when he gave me the citation. How can I get it back?
5. I want to contest my citation. What do I do?
6. What does my signature on the citation mean? What happens if I refuse to sign?
7. Does Fayetteville Municipal Court allow an offender to take a defensive driving course for fine reduction/no points or ticket dismissal?
8. Are officers required to show you the radar gun or video when they stop you for speeding?
9. What is the dress code for attending court?
10. When is it mandatory to appear in court?
11. How should I prepare for my court appearance?
12. What other courts are in the area?