Court is held every Wednesday excluding holiday closings. There are 4 docket types they are: Arraignment, Attorney Day, Review and Trial.
The arraignment dockets are held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. At the arraignment, the defendant will be informed of the charges against them, and will be expected to enter plea of guilty or not guilty.
The attorney day docket is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. This docket is specifically for attorneys who have business before the municipal court. This will be the only docket that attorneys will be scheduled for, unless it is a trial setting.
The review docket is held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. This docket is for cases that have already had an arraignment and are not scheduled for trial and additional information is needed. Examples would be a review to see if conditions of probation have been met, or to see if fines and costs have been paid. This would also be the docket for cases the Judge sets for the defendant to bring additional information. An example would be to provide proof of insurance.
The trial dockets are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. This docket is for defendants that have previously entered a not guilty plea. The trial is the time when the prosecution presents evidence of the charges against the defendant. The defendant has the right to subpoena witnesses relevant to the case. The defendant has the right to ask questions of the officer who issued the citation or those who filed a complaint.
Conferences With the Prosecutor
Conferences with the prosecutor begin at 1 and 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Conferences will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Attorney days for attorney conferences.
For all court appearances, people may check in up to 1/2 hour early, and litigants are seen on a first come-first serve basis. Sometimes, other cases are moved up in priority for various reasons but people are seen as soon as possible.
Litigants should be aware that the court may or may not begin promptly on time. The Judge may have other important matters to tend to that must be completed before he takes a seat at the bench.
Turn south off of Highway 60 at Illinois Avenue, travel 3/10 of a mile, the Police Department/Municipal Court will be on the left.