Please bring all information that pertains to your case when coming to court. This may include proof of insurance, your valid driver’s license, proof of driver’s license address change, proof of class completion, or other information.
For all dockets except the Attorney Plea Docket, Pro Se Plea Docket, and Diversion Appointments, you must check in at the court clerk’s office prior to entering the courtroom. You will be seen in the order you have checked in.
At arraignment, you will appear in court and have the opportunity to enter a plea for the violation(s) you are charged with. You may enter one of three plea options:
- Guilty – You admit to having committed the violation(s) you are charged with. The judge will order a fine, jail time, or other sentence.
- No Contest – You do not contest the city’s charge(s). The Judge will enter a verdict of guilty and order a fine, jail time, or other sentence.
- Not Guilty – You deny guilt, which means the city must prove you committed the violation(s) as charged. Your case will be set for trial on a future trial docket.
The Judge does not hear evidence about the case at an arraignment.For traffic violations with a scheduled fine amount, you may enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest and pay the fine through the mail, online, or in the court clerk’s office prior to your arraignment date.
You have the right to be represented by an attorney in the Olathe Municipal Court. If you are charged with an offense that may result in jail time, you must decide whether to proceed with or without an attorney. If you meet required financial guidelines and the offense you are charged with includes jail time as a penalty, you may be eligible for a court appointed attorney.
The court clerks cannot give legal advice or make attorney recommendations. Resources listed below may assist you in finding a private attorney:
If you fail to appear on a violation that is considered a moving violation, you are also subject to a suspension of your driver’s license.
If you would like your attorney to appear in court on your behalf, or if you are an attorney representing someone in Olathe Municipal Court, you must enter your appearance.
Entries of appearance may be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the court clerk’s office at 913-971-6393. The attorney’s Kansas Bar Number must be included on the entry.