Responding to a Citation

Appearance Dates

  • Citation (Ticket): You must appear at the Decatur Municipal Court of Record, or otherwise resolve your citation within 15 days from the date listed on your citation.
  • Released on Bond: You must appear within 10 days from release date or at the scheduled court date listed on the bond, whichever comes first.
  • Complaint Filed: You will be notified by summons via mail of your date and time to appear.

Appearance Requirements

  • You may choose to hire an attorney to represent you, but you are not required to.
  • Picture identification will be required (state issued ID or Driver's License is acceptable).
  • Attorney's will be required to present their state issued Bar Card in addition to a picture ID.
  • Juveniles (defendants under the age of 17 at the time of offense) must appear before the Judge in court with a parent or legal guardian.
  • Etiquette requirements apply.