Citations: You may make a plea of Not Guilty or Guilty.
To make a plea of Not Guilty: Sign and date the ticket and mail it to the Jefferson County Magistrate Court along with a good mailing address. You will receive a notice of the date and time of your hearing in the mail. You have
the right to hire a lawyer to represent you at this hearing or you may represent yourself.
To make a plea of No Contest or Guilty: Sign and date the ticket. Mail it to the Jefferson County Magistrate Court. You will receive notice of your fine and court costs in the mail. You must pay your fine and court costs within 180 days. DUI, Shoplifting, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Trespassing and Underage Consumption of Alcohol charges must be plead to in person with a Magistrate.
*Please refer to the “How to Make Payments to the Jefferson County, WV Magistrate Court” tab for instructions
on how to pay your fine and court costs.