You have received a ticket in the City of Palmyra, Missouri. All such matters are “MUST APPEAR”. You are required to appear in court on the date and location shown on the citation you received. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. You have the right to a trial at which the City would be required to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to remain silent before, during and after the trial. At the trial you may cross-examine witnesses against you, and you may subpoena witnesses for you. You may have an attorney represent you at the trial.
If you do not wish to exercise the above rights and wish to admit guilt without appearance, you may request this of the judge by using the attached plea. If you fill in your name and citation number at the top, sign at the bottom and return to the court you will be pleading guilty. The standard in court fines are shown on the reverse side. If you post bond in the correct amount along with your guilty plea you are requesting the court to process your plea and forfeit your bond without your appearance. If the court accepts your request, you will receive no further notice and the violation will appear on your record.