Subpoenas & Warrants


If a person receives a citation and pleads not guilty to the ordinance violation, their case will be set for a trial.

At that time, the defendant can subpoena any person, relevant to the case, or any organization that is relevant to the case. An example of an organization would be the phone company to subpoena phone records.

The Prosecutor will also subpoena the victim, the police officer, or any other person relevant to the case.

These persons will appear in court to testify on behalf of the Defendant or Prosecutor.


Any person who receives an ordinance violation citation is issued a court date. If that person fails to appear for court, pay fines, or do what the Judge has ordered them to do, a warrant may be issued.

(Outstanding Warrant Listing)
These are the types of warrants:
1) Unserveable
2) Failure to Appear
3) Bench

Unserveable warrants are warrants that have been issued for seatbelt violations or any violation that was mailed to the defendant. With an exception for seat belts, this would include any unsigned citations.

Failure to appear warrants are issued for any defendant who has signed their citation or continuance form and failed to appear in court.

Bench warrants are issued if the person has failed to comply with the Judge's direct order.