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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.
Your “plea” may follow a “plea negotiation” with the City Prosecutor, either on your own or through your attorney. The City Prosecutor is not required to conduct plea negotiations with you. If you and the prosecutor make a plea agreement, you promise to enter a plea of guilty or no contest in exchange for the City Prosecutor requesting a specific punishment. The Judge is not bound by your plea agreement.
Article 14, Sec. 126.3.
If the Municipal Court is on a delayed schedule or closed for inclement weather, Court staff will reschedule any impacted appearances and/or docket for the next available time and notify each individual.
If an individual who is scheduled to appear in Court cannot appear due to inclement weather, the individual shall contact the Court prior to the scheduled appearance. Inclement weather or school closings do not automatically “excuse” an individual’s failure to appear.