It is a way to have the solicitor review your case without having to come to court. The solicitor will make decisions about your case using the same considerations as if you appeared in person. The offer the solicitor extends through this website is the same offer you would receive in court. It simply takes place through this website.
You can plead guilty or no contest, be sentenced, and pay your fines/costs without going to court in person.
It is not different. There is a real judge and solicitor 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.
You submit a request to the solicitor with a statement about what happened and evidence. The solicitor will review your case and contact you if you are eligible. If you are eligible the solicitor will send you an offer to review and sign. Everything is done online so you do not have to travel to the courthouse.
Yes. The registration fee is $8.00.
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.
All cases processed through Matterhorn must be completed before your assigned court date. That includes any negotiations and payment requirements. If not completed by your court date, you must either have the citation paid by your court date or appear in court. Failure to do so will result in your case being submitted to DDS as a Failure to Appear.
If your matter cannot be handled online, you will have to attend your hearing in person at the court.
Yes. Any fines and costs associated with a case or cases are due immediately upon acceptance of the offer. The offer and acceptance are conditioned upon immediate payment of fines due. Failure to pay immediately will result in your case remaining open.
We will email or text you, and we’ll update the message on your status page when you come back to the website.
No. This website is not “automated.” There is a real judge and solicitor on the other side, making decisions about your case using the same considerations as they would in person. The offer the solicitor extends through this website is the same as you would receive in person. It simply takes place through this website.