A finding can only be appealed if the case went to trial and there was a finding of guilty. If a defendant makes a plea of "no contest" there is no right to appeal.
If you decide to appeal, you must file a written notice with both the municipal judge and the other party and pay the required appeal fees and bond amount within 20 calendar days from the judgment date. The time for filing an appeal cannot be extended by the Municipal Judge. Choose one of the three forms of appeal explained below by completing and filing the notice along with the appropriate fees and bond.
Please fill out the Right to Appeal Form and submit with payment. Appeal requests and payments must be made in person or via mail. We cannot accept online appeal requests or payments.
Appeal Fee Schedule
Transcript Review (no jury)
$129.50 – payable to the CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS
New trial before a Circuit Court Judge without a jury
$144.50 – payable to the CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURTS
New trial before a Circuit Court Judge with a 6 person jury