Warr Acres Municipal Court and the Court Clerk's offices have temporarily been relocated to the new City Hall building at 4301 N Ann Arbor.
The City of Warr Acres has provided an online method for people to pay their traffic tickets. Through an agreement with TrafficPayment.com citizens may now pay their tickets online instead of mailing payment or coming in to the Court Clerk's office. Online payments are typically available 24hours a day, and may be made with most common credit card and some debit cards. Payments may also be made via telephone by callingTrafficPayment.com at 1-800-444-1187.
|Nathan Luke Sims||Municipal Judge|
|Beverly Palmer||Municipal Judge|
|Steven Barker||City Prosecutor|
|Connie Oxley||Court Clerk|
|Jamie Jones||Assistant Court Clerk|
Because this may be the first time you have ever been required to appear in court, the following information as to procedure and your rights are given in this form. You have the right to be represented by a lawyer and may have your case continued to a later date in order to prepare a proper defense. You are not required to employ a lawyer in order to make a defense. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is on the city. You may testify in your own defense, or you may refuse to testify. You may call witnesses in your defense and; if necessary by giving their names and addresses to the clerk of the court to compel their attendance by subpoena. You are entitled to cross-examination any witnesses who may testify against you. You have the right to appeal to the District Court of this county if you are found guilty, after a plea of not guilty. When your name is called, you should step forward. The charge will be read to you and will be asked how you plead. You must either plead guilty, not guilty or Nolo Contendere. DO NOT hesitate to plead not guilty if you believe that is the case. Even if you plead guilty, you should feel free to explain to the court any unusual circumstances that you believe are in your favor. Pleas of guilty will be accepted as the docket is called and disposition is made. No person, regardless of his financial, social or political standing will be treated differently from any other person. To grant special privileges would be contrary to our American concept of equality. Under the laws of this state, if you are convicted, enter a plea of guilty or forfeit bond to a moving traffic violation, such must be reported to the state. However, the state does not receive convictions of 10 miles an hour over (regular speeding, in a school zone or excessive speeding). This gives a person a so-called break on their insurance. In traffic cases, the objective of this court is to reduce the number of crashes and injuries and to make our streets safer. Careful driving is our daily responsibility and it is hopeful that all can benefit from attendance in this court, regardless of the disposition made in any particular case.
IF YOU ARE GIVEN EXTRA TIME TO PAY A FINE/COURT COSTS AND THE PAYMENT IS NOT MADE ON THE DUE DATE, YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. A REINSTATEMENT FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO REINSTATE YOUR LICENSE. THEY WILL NOT REINSTATE YOUR LICENSE UNTIL THE CITATION(S) ARE PAID IN FULL.