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 city ordinance.
Cases often relate to 1 or more of the following areas:
Drug or paraphernalia possession
First offense drunk driving
Issuing a worthless check
Traffic or parking
Underage alcohol or tobacco usage
Burden of Proof
The city has the burden to prove each violation with evidence that is clear, satisfactory and convincing. This court provides a neutral forum for hearing these cases.
Paying Tickets Without Appearing
Just because you got 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 entered as a plea of "no contest" and you will be convicted of the law violation shown on the ticket.
Generally, there are several late afternoon or evening sessions each month. The Clerk works 3 days per week. If nobody is available, a voicemail message can be left at the court's phone number.