Can I do community service to pay off my fines?
Community service may be used to pay off your fines only; you will still be responsible for payment of court costs. You will receive credit of $6 per hour worked, with the exception of DUI fines, which will be worked off at the rate of $5 per hour, per State of Kansas requirements. You cannot work off any court ordered restitution. You must perform your community service at a Court-approved agency in Manhattan. Credit will not be given for community service work performed at an agency that is not court approved. To perform community service, contact one of the court approved agencies and schedule your work with them. The supervisor must sign this Community Service Log Sheet for you to receive credit for your work. You can also perform community service for the City on the weekends. To sign up for weekend community service work with the city, contact Municipal Court at 785-587-2450. Community service work cannot be preformed to pay off fines and costs owed through a diversion agreement without prior approval from the City Prosecutor. If your case gets turned over to our collection agency, you no longer have the option to work off fines through community service.

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1. How do I pay a municipal court fine and court costs?
2. If I pay my fine, do I still have to come to Municipal Court?
3. What is the function of Municipal Court?
4. How are municipal court fines and court costs set?
5. Can I do community service to pay off my fines?
6. What happens at arraignment?
7. What is a “plea”?
8. What happens at trial?
9. What happens at sentencing?
10. Can I speak to a City Prosecutor about my case?
11. Can I have an attorney represent me in court?
12. Can I appeal the judge’s decision?
13. Can I change my arraignment date?
14. What happens if I missed my court date?
15. Can I change the date and time of my meeting with my court services officer?
16. What happens if I miss a meeting with my court services officer?
17. I received a ticket for no proof of liability insurance for the vehicle I was driving. What are my options?
18. Can I get a diversion of any charge(s) against me?
19. Can I have my Municipal Court arrest and/or conviction expunged?