How does Online Plea work?
You submit a request to the court to plead guilty. The court will review your case and contact you if you are eligible. If you are eligible the prosecutor will send you an online plea agreement to review and sign. Everything is done online so you do not have to travel to the courthouse.
How is it different online than in person?
It is not different. There is a real judge and prosecutor on the other side making decisions about your case based on the same criteria they would if you went to court in person. It just takes place through this website.
Why does the court allow Online Plea?
Some defendants may live far from the court (perhaps in another state), may be incarcerated, may have health issues, or may have transportation challenges and cannot appear in court personally. If you find you are in one of these situations, you may want to request to plead through this online program.
Is there a charge for Online Plea?