Who will be present at a trial?
If your case goes to trial, the city will be represented by an assistant city attorney (who will be the prosecutor). You may appear on your own behalf or you may hire an attorney to assist you. Anyone who is needed to provide evidence in the case also needs to be present. Written statements are almost never acceptable as testimony. You should verify in writing with the City Attorney’s Office if you want to find out what witnesses they plan to call. If you need witnesses present in court you can subpoena them to make sure that they will be present.

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1. Are trials recorded?
2. Do I have to have an attorney?
3. How can I subpoena witnesses?
4. How can I use other types of evidence?
5. How long will a trial take?
6. If I lose at trial, will I be able to appeal?
7. If I lose at trial, will I have to pay more than the amount on my ticket?
8. What happens if I change my mind before the trial and decide that I want to settle my case?
9. What is the order of procedure at trial?
10. What will happen at trial?
11. Who has the burden of proof at a trial?
12. Who will be present at a trial?
13. Will I be sworn in?