Police Perspective

Police Perspective, written by Officer Katie Paakki gave students the opportunity to write in with questions for the University Police Department.

November 19, 2002: How do you plead? Ummm…

I have to go to court to enter a plea. What is the difference between guilty, no guilty and no contest?

November 5, 2002: Don't try to be tricky

I have heard that if you get a traffic ticket you should plead not guilty, and if the officer doesn’t show up then the ticket gets dismissed. Is this true?