Responding to a Citation

If you have received a ticket for a traffic violation or some other form of violation, there are important steps that you must follow. You are innocent until proven guilty and you have the right to defend yourself or to obtain an attorney for your defense. Because these are not criminal charges, you are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney.

The document you received at the time you were cited is called the summons. The summons contains important information and you should read it carefully. You are required to respond to your summons. You may do so by personally appearing at the appearance time indicated on the summons or by written appearance, which must be received by the Court on or before the date of your Court appearance

For first appearances, written appearances may be submitted by mail to PO Box 282, Moro, OR 97039, by email to, or by fax to 541-565-3029.  Additionally, persons interested in appearing by phone, rather than in person, may contact the court in advance at 541-565-3572 to be assigned a time for a telephonic first appearance with the Judge.

At this time, the Court is conducting hearings by either written affidavit or telephonically.  Any person who has questions or concerns regarding a court proceeding should contact the court at 541-565-3572.

Updated 03/29/2022

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