A Walk through the Court Process

Under Kansas Law, a person can be brought to trial only after a complaint or traffic citation has been filed. The complaint or citation is a document that outlines what the person is charged with, and states that the action is unlawful. The person being charged is referred to as the defendant.

As a defendant, you have a right to inspect the complaint or citation before trial and have it read to you.

The court process can have many stages. They are, in order: