*IMPORTANT NOTICE. READ CAREFULLY*
All court appearances for M2 are in person in RM 2B.
Contact the Courthouse Clerk at [email protected]
and update your name, address, telephone number AND e-mail address. This will allow us to contact you prevent a
possible suspension of your driving privileges or the issuance of a warrant for missing a court appearance.
If you wish to plead guilty:
If you wish to simply plead guilty and pay your fine you may do so by calling 913-715-3410, or
If you wish to plead guilty and need some time to pay, complete this motion and order forms and forward
them to [email protected]. You will be
given 360 days within which to pay your fines. That time CANNOT be extended. There are several payment
options available. They will be sent to you via return email.
If you want to divert your citation/ticket in order to keep it off of your driving record, you must
immediately contact the District Attorney’s Office at 913-715-3410 or
[email protected] for specific instructions regarding
The request for continuance must be made 48 business hours before the court date by email to
[email protected] and you will be granted
When you appear for your arraignment date for your first appearance, you will be granted ONE 90 day continuance. When you come back to court after
that time, you will be required to either have talked to the District Attorney’s Office and resolved the
matter, or plead guilty to the charges and have the fines assessed or set the matter for trial. There will be no
Charges with possible jail sentences
If your ticket includes an offense with possible jail time, i.e. Driving Under the Influence, Driving While
Suspended or Reckless Driving you should contact an attorney. The attorney will know how to arrange a new
court appearance. If you believe you cannot afford an attorney, you may complete this Financial Affidavit form
and return it to the Clerk at [email protected] at least 48 hours before your assigned court appearance.
If you fail to do the above
If you fail to follow one of the above options, then you or your attorney must appear.
If you need special help due to language or hearing issues, to make sure an interpreter will
be at your hearing you must email your name, case number, and spoken language immediately upon receipt of this
Notice to either:
For an interpreter, email to: [email protected]
For sign language, email to: [email protected]
If you have missed a court date and/or there is a warrant issued for you,
you must email at [email protected].
8:00 a.m - noon 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (913) 715-3470
Closed on holidays
|Clerk of the District Court
|150 W. Santa Fe Street
|Olathe, KS 66061
If you have missed a court date and would like to get a new one, you should Contact the Courthouse Clerk at
The Clerk’s Office will NOT be able to reschedule your court date once you have missed it. No continuance the
day before or the day of court.
CITATIONS ISSUED WITHIN JOHNSON
COUNTY BY THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES
TYPES OF CITATIONS ISSUED
Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP)
Johnson County Sheriff's Department (JCSO)
Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)
Johnson County Park Police
Wildlife & Parks
Speeding, Stop Sign/Turn Violations, etc.
Misdemeanor Traffic Violations including Expired
Tags, No Liability Insurance, Driving while license is suspended (DWS), etc. (All
DUI’s are heard in the Criminal courts)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|What happens if I do not appear in court when my case is set for a hearing or trial?
|Your driver’s license may be suspended and/or a bench warrant may be issued for
|Will you grant a continuance for the first time appearing in court?
|You are allowed a one-time continuance prior to your court date unless you have
posted a bond to appear.
|Will you grant a continuance of a trial setting?
|Motions for continuance of a trial will be considered by the court prior to the
date of the trial and the opposing party must be given notice that the motion is
being made. The court will not consider a motion for continuance of a trial by phone.
|Can I make payments of fines?
|Fines must be paid in full if paid with cashier prior to court. With a court appearance
120 days will be granted. Partial payments can be made up to the 120 limit. After that balance may be
sent to collections along with 30% collections fee and license will be suspended.
|How can I keep a moving violation from going on my driving record?
|You are no longer able to double your fine to keep moving violations off of your
driving record. The Johnson County District Attorney’s office offers a diversion program which prevents it from going on your driving record.
For more information please see the District Attorney’s website http://da.jocogov.org/frequent-questions OR
|What forms of payment do you accept?
Personal check with photo ID (Photo ID not required when paid by mail). Personal check will not be accepted for payment of reinstatement fees.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We do not accept American Express. You must have a photo ID with you.
By phone 1-888-877-0450
By internet: public.jococourts.org
YOU WILL BE ASSESSED A $4.95 CONVENIENCE FEE
FOR USING ANY CARD EITHER IN PERSON, INTERNET OR BY PHONE