CITY OF GLEN DALE MUNICIPAL COURT

402 WHEELING AVENUE

GLEN DALE, WEST VIRGINIA 26038

TELEPHONE: 304-845-5511

FAX: 304-845-3475

CITATION INSTRUCTIONS

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West Virginia Residents

The court may issue a warrant for the arrest of any defendant who is a resident of this state and has failed to answer or appear after receiving a traffic citation duly served upon him and upon him and upon which a complaint has been filed. Failure to appear/answer this citation will result in the suspension of your license.

Non-Resident Violators Compact

Non-Residents of this State of West Virginia should be aware of the Non-Resident violators compact. The compact. The compact is an agreement formed between a majority of states and failure to respond to the terms of this citation will result in the suspension of your license by your home state.

Out of Service Order

Pursuant to Chapter 17E of the code of West Virginia, any driver who violates an out of service order by operating any vehicle requiring a commercial drivers license before their penalty time is served or reinstatement by the citing officer is subject to suspension of license.

Guilty or No Contest Plea for Traffic Offenses

To plead guilty to most traffic offenses, you must either (1) contact the court listed on the front of the citation in the county where the offense occurred or (2) appear personally before that same court. If pleading guilty or no contest by telephone, this copy must be signed, dated and mailed to the court listed on the front of the citation.

If charged for violating WV Code 17B-4-3 (Driving while license, suspended or revoked), 17C-5-1 (Negligent homicide), 17C-5-2 (DUI), 17C-5-3 (Reckless Driving) or WV Code Chapter 20 offenses involving injury to the person, a plea or guilty or no contest shall be made in person before the court listed on the front of this citation. (Magistrate Criminal rule 7(b)(1))

_ I certify that I have been informed of the charge(s) against me and the penalties that the court may impose.

_ I understand that I have the right to be represented by an attorney.

_ I understand that I have the right to plead not guilty to the charges against me and to demand a trial by jury.

_ I understand that by pleading guilty or no contest I will waive all of these rights.

_ I certify that my guilty or no contest plea is voluntary.

I have read and understand the above listed rights and: (Choose One box below)

_ I hereby plead guilty to the charge(s) against me.

_ I hereby plead no contest to the charge(s) against me.

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Signature                                                                           Date

Not Guilty Plea for Traffic Offenses

To Plead Not Guilty to most traffic offenses, you must either (1) appear personally before the court listed on the front of this citation or (2) check the box below, sign, date, and mail this copy of the citation to the same court. You will be notified of the date and time to appear in person.

_ I hereby plead Not Guilty to the charge(s) against me.

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Signature                                                                          Date

 

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