Criminal Matters

Almost all of the misdemeanors, Level 6 Felonies and Class D Felonies in Adams County are filed in this Court. If a police officer or a jail officer has given a criminal defendant a notice to appear in Court, the hearing ordinarily would be held at 8:15 each day and the defendant is required to attend. At that time the person will be advised of his or her legal and constitutional rights, as well as the procedures and future hearing dates. Failure to attend said hearing could result in an arrest warrant being issued or (in traffic cases) suspension of driver’s license until the person appears in Court.