COVID-19 UPDATES: We hope you are safe and doing well. Due to Covid-19 precautions, several 2020 municipal court sessions have been cancelled or rescheduled. Please see below. All scheduling questions, rescheduling requests, and payment extension requests can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the clerk, although office hours will be limited.
The 4/22/20 intake session was rescheduled to 5/20/20. The 5/20 session has again been rescheduled to 8/5/20.
The 5/6/20 intake session was rescheduled to 7/8/20.
Pretrials normally involve a face to face meeting between you and the prosecutor. For the time being, there will be no in-person appearances and the prosecutor will attempt to contact each defendant or attorney in an attempt to resolve each matter. Unresolved cases are tentatively being rescheduled to 6/30/20. Due to the evolving situation, dates and procedures are subject to change. Check back for updates.
Verona Municipal Court presides over matters that originate when a City of Verona Police Officer issues a citation (ticket) charging a person or entity with violating a traffic law or city ordinance. The city has the burden to prove each violation with evidence that is clear, satisfactory and convincing. The court provides a neutral forum for hearing cases.
Paying Tickets Without Appearing
Just because you received a ticket does not mean you must come to court. Unless the ticket shows "mandatory appearance", you have the option to pay it on or before the court date shown on the ticket. If you do so, your payment will be considered to be a plea of "no contest" and you will be convicted of the law violation shown on the ticket.
The next scheduled court date is May 20, 2020, however this date is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation. The Clerk is currently in the office one day each week and otherwise working remotely. If nobody is available a voicemail message can be left at the court's phone number.