This plea means that you deny any guilt or fault, and the City must prove the charges against you. A trial is scheduled for a later date. The City is required to prove all allegations against you "beyond a reasonable doubt".
If you plead not guilty, a trial will be scheduled. All trials are presided over by a municipal judge. At the trial, a city prosecutor will call witnesses to testify against you. Many times this is the officer or city staff person who signed the charges against you. Pictures or videos of the violation may also be used as evidence against you. You have the right to cross examine each witness. Once the prosecution has presented its case, you have the right to present witnesses. If a witness will not testify voluntarily on your behalf, you may have the court issue subpoenas to ensure their appearance at trial. You must provide names, addresses and telephone numbers 21 days in advance. You also have the right to testify on your behalf; however, in doing so the prosecutor has a right to cross examine you. Choosing not to testify cannot be used against you in determining guilt or innocence. You are presumed innocent. The prosecutor has the sole burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you are found guilt, you have the right to appeal the case to the Sedgwick County District Court. You have 14 days after the sentencing to file a formal
Notice of Appeal with the Municipal Court.