25.2018 Plea and trial.

(a) After reading the complaint to the defendant, the court shall ask the defendant to plead. If the defendant pleads guilty, the court shall proceed with sentencing. If the defendant pleads not guilty, the person who issued the citation shall present the court with the grounds on which it was issued, adding evidence to this end. The Attorney General may assist to the extent he deems necessary.

(b) The defendant may then introduce evidence to establish the fact that he is not guilty.

(c) The Court may examine the evidence and question the parties and their witnesses at any time.

History: 1972, PL 1244 § 8; amd 1979, PL 16-53 § 75.

Amendments: 1979 Subsection (d): repealed.