5. How Court Sessions Proceed

  • Court begins at 4:00 pm, at which time contested cases without attorneys will have an opportunity to speak to the Prosecutor.
  • After speaking with the Prosecutor, you will return to the Courtroom and wait to be called by the Judge.
  • At 4:30 pm, the Judge will advise all individuals of their rights in Municipal Court and proceed with first appearance cases, followed by plea agreements.
  • Attorney cases will be heard at 5:30 pm.
  • Payment is expected in full on the night of Court.
  • The Riverdale Borough Municipal Court accepts Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Visa, Mastercard.
  • If you are unable to pay in full you must fill out an application for a time payment and return to the court room.
  • The Judge will make a determination on your time payment based on the federal poverty index set by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Do NOT leave Court without speaking with the Judge regarding your time payment request.

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