Honorable Judge Paul Bridges
The State District Court of Benton County, AR – Rogers
responsible for the handling of traffic citations, city and
county ordinance violations, criminal misdemeanors, civil
suits and small claims suits.
1901 South Dixieland, Rogers AR 72756
Located at the corner of Dixieland and New Hope, next to the
Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Phones lines are answered 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
- case cannot be continued over the phone.
The Court Clerks cannot do the following:
- Give you legal advice
- Give you suggestions on what to say or write to the Judge
- Fill out forms for you
- Recommend an attorney
All payments are now made at the Court not the Rogers
- cash payments will only be accepted for the exact
(the court cannot give change)
- The court will only accept checks up to $999.00
- Credit Card Payments can be done at
- The price to file a Civil case is $80.00.
- The price to file a Small Claims case is $65.00
Arraignment: Is your first appearance in court, this is when
you will be asked to enter a plea on the charges pending against you. You may
plead one of the following: Guilty, Nolo Contendre (no contest) or Not
Guilty: you are admitting your guilt to the charge.
Nolo Contendre: it is not an admission of guilt, but is an
admission of the
truth of the facts alleged against you. This plea cannot be
used against you
in any other legal proceeding.
Not Guilty: is a denial of guilty to the charges against
**** Please consult your citation for the appropriate court
date and time.
** All individuals under the age of 18 must appear in court
with a parent or guardian.
At your arraignment you will be given the following
- The charge pending against you
- That you have the right to be represented by counsel
- That you may have the right to a court appointed attorney
If you plead guilty or nolo contendre to the charges pending
against you at arraignment, you will be sentenced on that
day (exception is a DWI charge).
Sentencing may include the following;
- fines and court costs
- special conditions, such as public service work, defensive
driving course, restitution to the city or county
prosecutor, or any other special condition deemed necessary
by the Judge.
You will then be required to speak to a Court Clerk about a
payment arrangement and/or time to complete your special
condition. You will be given a deadline to have your payment
made or proof of completion of the special condition turned
into the court clerk’s office.
If you enter a not guilty plea at arraignment you will be
set for a plea discovery date. On this date you will speak
to either the Rogers City Attorney or the Benton County
Prosecutor. The prosecutor will show you the evidence
against you and he/she may offer you a plea agreement. If
you accept the plea, you will be sentenced on that day. If
you do not accept the plea, you will be set for a trial
On your trial date, you may present evidence and
witnesses on your behalf. This is the day that the arresting
(issuing) officer will be present. The State will present
their case against you and you will present your case. The
Judge will make the final finding of guilt or not guilty
(District Courts do not have jury trials).
If you disagree with the Judge’s finding, you have the
right to appeal his decision by appealing your case to the
Benton County Circuit Court. The cost of appealing your case
is $20.00 to have the transcript prepared in District Court
and $140.00 to file the appeal with the Benton County
** (fees are subject to change)
Frequently Asked Questions and Telephone Numbers
|Rogers District Court
1901 South Dixieland
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
Civil & Small Claims: