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When is a court appearance required?
A court appearance is always required for criminal matters (assault, shoplifting, harassment, drug charges). In traffic or other matters, if "court appearance required" is checked on the ticket, you must appear in court on the date and time indicated even if you wish to plead guilty. If "court appearance required" is not checked on the traffic ticket, you must still appear in court if:
- You wish to plead not guilty and have a trial.
- The charge is not listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule (it cannot be paid by mail or in the court office)
- Personal injury is involved

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1. Can I plead guilty by payment through the Violations Bureau?
2. When is a court appearance required?
3. How do I enter a plea of not guilty in a traffic case?