Criminal Traffic & Criminal Non-Traffic Citations
General Information in Wapato Municipal Court
If you have received a gold copy of a criminal traffic or non-traffic ticket, you must appear in court. The date to appear is written on the front of your ticket in the box marked Appearance date @, above your signature on the ticket. If there is no date in the box, a court summons will be mailed to you.
Your first appearance in court is called an arraignment. If you plead not guilty to the charge, your case will be set for a pre-trial status conference hearing and thereafter may proceed to a bench trial or a jury trial. If you plead guilty to the charge at the time of arraignment, your case may be disposed of by the Judge at that time.
For specific questions regarding your citation, please contact the Wapato Municipal Court at 877-6269.
Failure to appear on this type of citation may result in an arrest warrant.