If I disagree with the judge’s ruling on my case, what can I do?

If you are dissatisfied with the Judge's ruling on your case, you may Appeal to have a completely new trial at Circuit Court of Sumner County. There is a fee for the appeal, you may speak with the Court Clerk about how to pay. Once the case is turned over to Circuit Court, City Court is no longer involved. If the City Court Judge's decision is upheld by Circuit Court, you will be required to pay the original fines/fees to City Court just as you were instructed prior to your appeal.

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1. Can I pay my ticket before the court date and keep from having to go to court?
2. What happens at a City Court Hearing?
3. How long will my court appearance take?
4. How can I change my court date?
5. Do I need an attorney to represent my case?
6. If I disagree with the judge’s ruling on my case, what can I do?
7. What if I want to plead not guilty and have a trial?
8. Can I take traffic school to reduce the number of points that might be assessed?
9. What if I don’t have the money to pay now?
10. What if I ignore my court date?
11. How do I obtain or request a copy of my accident or police report?
12. How do red light cameras work?
13. I am positive that the light was yellow when I crossed the stop line. Why did I receive a citation?
14. Is this technology really reliable and accurate?
15. Where are the Photo Red Light cameras located?
16. The roads were really slippery at the time, and I felt that it was safer to go through the intersection than to brake and stop in the middle of it. Can I get my case dismissed?
17. I was driving a heavily loaded truck and could not stop for the red light. Isn't this a defense?
18. I was behind a large truck that blocked my view of the light/school zone light. Will the prosecutor dismiss my case?
19. Doesn't photo red light/radar violate my constitutional rights?