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If you qualify, the judge must give you a lawyer in any case where you might go to jail.
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The court clerk's office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm.
You can come on Mondays at 1:30 pm or Tuesdays at 8:30 am.
Sometimes you can pay money and not appear. The money you pay is called a bond. The court will forfeit your bond to pay the fines and fees. A bond forfeiture is a conviction. You have 90 days from the date of forfeiture to appear and contest your charges.
If you don't know the bond amount or if you have to come to court, call the court clerks.
Make your check out to Belgrade City Court.
Belgrade City Court91 E CentralBelgrade, MT 59714
If you don’t know your payment amount, call the Court Clerk.
Write the name of the person whose account you are making a payment on the memo line. It is helpful to include the ticket or case number.
In personYou may pay by cash, check, or money order at the large city window (across from the court). Card payments can be processed at the city window or telephonically.
By mailYou may mail a check or money order for your payment to the court. Do not mail cash.
Drop Box - For After Hours PaymentsPut your check or money order in an envelope, seal it, and write Belgrade City Court on the outside. The drop box is located at the North Entrance to City Hall.
OnlineYou may make an online payment for certain types of payments. You will be charged a convenience fee to use this service. You will need your date of birth, and your ticket or case number. If you do not know the ticket or case number, please call the court. Visit the CitePayUSA website to make online payments.
The court uses a collection agency for past due accounts.
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If you have a Montana driver's license, call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 406-444-3288. They can tell you all of the reasons why your license is suspended and when you are eligible for reinstatement. If a court suspended your license because of a failure to appear or comply, you must contact the individual court to find out what you need to do to get your license back.
Your lawyer is:
Office of the State Public DefenderFarm Bureau Building502 S 19th, Suite 211Bozeman, MT 59715
You must immediately call the public defender:
In 10 days, you must give the public defender:
The public defender will review your application: