Trials are scheduled upon a plea of “Not Guilty,” or as ordered by the court, and are normally scheduled within 4 to 6 weeks of entering your plea. Trials are scheduled based on court and officer(s) availability, with night court being an option that may be assigned.
If you fail to appear at your Trial the court may:
- Issue a warrant for your arrest on criminal citations;
- Take Action to suspend your driver’s license; and/or
- Pursuant to ORS 153.102, determine guilt or innocence without your presence and, if found guilty, impose sentence, which may include a fine in excess of the presumptive fine amount on violation citations.
- Add a Failure to Appear Fee per violation.