Advisement of Rights
Avon Municipal Court Advisement of RightsThe signed Avon Municipal Court Advisement of Rights From must be signed and returned before a Pre-Trial Conference can be scheduled.
The Avon Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the Town of Avon. If you are charged with a Town ordinances violation, Avon Municipal Court is the court in which you may be heard. The municipal court provides you the opportunity to defend yourself against an accusation that you have violated a town ordinance.
- To remain silent.You do not need to make a statement. Any statement you make can, and may be used against you.
- To be fully informed of the charge against you.
- To be represented by an attorney of your choice. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may request one be appointed.
- To plead “guilty,” “not guilty”, or “nolo contendre” (no contest) to the offense with which you are charged.
- To a reasonable continuance for a good cause.
- To a trial by jury. In order to qualify for a jury trial, you must request it in writing within 21 days of the arraignment and a “not guilty” plea. A jury fee of $25 will be required. The fee may be waived by the Judge because of the defendant’s indigence. The case shall be tried by a jury of three, unless the defendant requests a greater number, but no more than six jurors will be allowed.
- To call witnesses in your behalf and to have subpoenas issued by the Court at no expense to you.
- To a list of prosecution witnesses prior to the trial date.
- To cross-examine witnesses who may testify against you.
- To testify in your behalf.
- To appeal this court’s decision to a higher court jurisdiction.