If you do not agree with the judge's ruling, you have the right to appeal your case. Municipal Court cases are appealed to the District Court of the Eighteenth Judicial District. The case will be tried again before a District Court Judge and, upon request, before a jury. Immediately upon conviction, you should advise the Municipal Court Judge of your intent to appeal. An appeal bond will be noted on your paperwork.
If you intend to appeal, do not pay the fines and costs assessed. You will be given 14 days to appeal. If you decide not to appeal your case, you must pay the fine and costs within the 14 days.
You must file the appeal within fourteen (14) days of the Municipal Court conviction. Saturdays and Sundays are included unless the 14th falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a Holiday. Take the blue copy you were given in Municipal Court to the Court Clerk's Office, Room 714, Sedgwick County Courthouse, 535 N Main. There is a filing fee of $98.50 which must be paid to the District Court and a $10 appeal fee will be added to your Municipal Court case. If the case is dismissed in District Court, you will not be required to pay the Municipal Court fine and costs, or the $10 appeal fee.