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When a traffic accident occurs in the City of Wichita and an officer determines that a law has been broken, a citation is issued. One or more parties of the accident can receive ticket. If the defendant(s) choose to exercise their constitutional right to fight the ticket, you will be notified of a court date. In these situations, all parties involved will be subpoenaed to court to tell what they were a witness to, and the judge makes a decision on the defendant's guilt or innocence. Just because a case has been set for trial, it does not mean the defendant will choose to have a trial. The defendant may elect to plead guilty or no contest. It is important to contact the Victim/Witness Advocate prior to the court date to determine if you are needed on the date in question.
Contact your Victim / Witness Advocate 2 to 3 days before the court date. Many times cases are continued and your advocate can verify if the case is still going or whether your personal appearance in court is required.