What is a pre-trial conference?
A "pre-trial conference" in the Springfield Municipal Court is a meeting between an unrepresented defendant, the prosecuting attorney, and a judge if requested by both parties.

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1. When is the court open for payments?
2. Do you take personal checks?
3. May I mail my fine and costs?
4. How do I know if my citation is violation-bureau eligible?
5. I don't have the money to pay my ticket by my court date. What do I do?
6. I have a payment due and I do not get paid until after you close, what do I do?
7. If I don't go before the judge, why do I have to pay court costs?
8. My citation is not Violation-Bureau eligible. How much is my fine?
9. When is my payment due on a Violation Bureau ticket?
10. May I ask the Court for a payment plan?
11. May I have an extension or change my payment plan?
12. May I bring someone to court with me?
13. May my friend or family member appear at court for me?
14. When is my court date?
15. Do I have to have an attorney?
16. I asked the clerk how I should plead when I speak to the judge. They said they couldn't help me. Why?
17. I want to find out about my case and I was told that I need to speak to my attorney. Why?
18. I'm coming to court. What should I expect?
19. The judge said I have to be fingerprinted. Why?
20. What are "walk-in" times?
21. What do I do on my court date?
22. What happens if I'm found guilty?
23. Do I need to have a public defender assigned to my case?
24. May I request a different court date?
25. Do I have a warrant?
26. I received a warrant in the mail. What does it mean?
27. How can I contact the court? (Fax, email, mail, phone)
28. I have too far to drive to make my court date. What can I do?
29. I received a ticket that involved a traffic accident. Why can't I just pay it?
30. If I didn't sign the ticket is it valid?
31. I recieved a ticket for not having proof of motor vehicle insurance and I just didn't have it with me. What can I do?
32. I would like to make a complaint about the officer that wrote this ticket.
33. The officer gave me a ticket for parking in a lot requiring a permit or handicapped sticker. I have proof of my permit or handicap placard. Who can I talk to?
34. The dog wasn't mine, why do I have to pay the ticket?
35. The police officer said to just show the court staff my insurance card and they would dismiss the ticket.
36. What is a Plea?
37. What is a pre-trial conference?
38. How do I post a bond?
39. How do I get a bond back once I have posted the cash?
40. I can't make my assigned probation class, can I reschedule?
41. I can't make my probation appointment. What do I do?
42. I have a question about my restitution.