General Court Information
Please allow 3 business days for the court to process your citation before you contact the court to resolve the citation. You may resolve your citation prior to your court date. A court appearance may only be done by the defendant or the defendant's attorney.
Requesting a Continuance
If you are unable to make your scheduled court appearance, you may request a continuance in person or through the mail. For instructions about requesting a continuance, or general Municipal Court questions click here. Please be sure to do so before your original scheduled court date.
Failure to appear on or before your court date will result in the filing of additional charges and issuance of a warrant for your arrest. If you suspect that a warrant has been issued because of your failure to appear, contact the Warrant Clerk.
The judgement and sentence for the offense you are charged is the payment of a fine and cost. If ordered to pay a fine and cost, and you cannot pay, notify the court immediately. If you are determined by the court to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the court is required to provide you other ways to discharge the fine and costs.
Court Room Attire & Conduct
Proper courtroom attire is required when you appear before the Municipal Court Judge. Anyone who is dressed inappropriately will be asked to leave. The following is not allowed in the courtroom: torn or cutoff jeans, shorts, muscle shirt, and t-shirts with obscene or offensive messages. Shoes are required and hats must be removed. Cell phones and pagers must be silenced or turned off. Due to limited seating anyone who is not a defendant will be asked to wait outside of the facility, except for parents accompanying minors. Food and drinks are not allowed in the court room.
If you require an interpreter or special assistance due to a disability, please contact the Court Clerk to make arrangements before your court appearance.
Check in for a court appearance starts 3 p.m. and court sessions will begin promptly at 4 p.m. of the date on your citation. The Windcrest Municipal Court is only in session the first three Tuesdays of every month. The Judge is not available every day of the week, he is only here when court is in session.
The Windcrest Municipal Court is a court of record and all proceedings are recorded.
Any communication either directly or indirectly with the Municipal Court Judge concerning the merits of a pending judicial proceedings may considered an ex parte communication and is prohibited by the Code of Judicial Conduct.