Juvenile (Under age 17) Non-Traffic Ordinances

Some violations are mandatory court violations and others do not require a court appearance if you do not wish to contest the violations. It will state on your citation if your violation requires a court appearance. If you do not wish to contest your violation AND your violation does not require a court appearance, a cash deposit, in the amount state on the face of your citation, may be made payable to Madison Municipal Court. In that situation if your payment is made prior to the scheduled court appearance date, your non-appearance will be considered a plea of no contest and the cash deposit will usually serve as the forfeiture for the offense. However, the court is not bound to accept the amount listed on the citation as the penalty for the violation and may impose a different penalty and/or summon you to appear in court at a later date.