Do I have to see the judge?

Most moving and non-moving violations do not require a court appearance. 

Violations That Require an Appearance

  • The most common traffic violations that do require a court appearance are:
    • Driving license violations
    • No proof of insurance
    • Speeding in a school zone
  • All animal control and other city ordinance violations, as well as the majority of criminal charges, do require a court appearance.
  • If you were involved in a criminal action for which you were booked or if a police report was written, you may be summoned to court to answer to the charges. 
    • You may contact the Court, and the clerks will inform you if your appearance is required.

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1. What do I do about my citation?
2. Do I have to see the judge?
3. Will the violation go on my driving record?
4. Does Syracuse City have traffic school?
5. How can I keep this charge off of my driving record?
6. Does the Court report my citation to my insurance company?
7. How much will my citation cost?
8. How do I pay for my citation?
9. What types of charges can I pay online?
10. Does Syracuse Court allow community service in lieu of paying a fine?
11. Where is the Court located?