ZOOM Court Docket

Per Judge Frank Dickson, the City of Converse Municipal Court 

will be conducting court by Zoom. Check-in begins at 10 AM on the assigned Wednesday located on your citation.

 


To access your scheduled court hearing, enter the Zoom waiting room by clicking on the link to speak to the Prosecutor or the link to speak to the Judge. Please contact the office if you are unsure what date you are scheduled to appear. If you log into a court session you are NOT scheduled for, you may not be heard.

*There may be a lunch break at the courts discretion

To speak to the Judge & Enter a Guilty Plea, No Contest Plea, or Attend a Show Cause hearing follow the instructions below.


TO ACCESS YOUR COURT HEARING:

  1. Click this link!
  2. Then click on "Join from web browser"
  3. Type in your full legal name
  4. Wait for the Judge to call your name

*If you do not have access to a smart phone or computer, please refer to the instructions below for a call-in option.

  1. Dial the following phone number: (346)-248-7799
  2. Using your keypad, enter the Meeting ID numbers 827 3095 3898  followed by # (pound sign)
  3. Enter # (pound sign) once more
  4. Wait for the Judge to call your name
  5. Dial *6 to unmute when called upon

To speak to the Prosecutor & Enter a Not Guilty Plea or Attend a Pretrial Hearing follow the instructions below. 


TO ACCESS YOUR COURT HEARING:

  1. Click this link! (By doing so you are waiving Arraignment)
  2. Then click on "Join from web browser"
  3. Type in your full legal name
  4. Wait to speak to the Prosecutor

*If you do not have access to a smart phone or computer, please refer to the instructions below for a call-in option. To view evidence provided during a Pretrial hearing please log-in using the link above.

  1. Dial the following phone number: (346)-248-7799
  2. Using your keypad, enter the Meeting ID numbers 863 5858 7157  followed by # (pound sign)
  3. Enter # (pound sign) once more
  4. Wait to speak to the Prosecutor
  5. Dial *6 to unmute when called upon

MUNICIPAL COURT PROCEDURES


  1. Advisement of rights: Municipal Court Judge Frank Dickson will begin each session with a general advisement of each defendant’s rights in Municipal Court.
  2. Arraignment: When your name and case is called, please unmute. If you do not understand your rights or if you were not present when the general advisement of rights was given, ask the Judge to explain your rights. The Judge will read the charge(s) against you, and you will be asked to enter a plea to the charge(s). You may enter one of three pleas: 


  • Guilty: A guilty plea indicates that you admit and do not wish to contest the charge(s) against you. The Judge will provide you with an opportunity to explain the circumstances concerning the charge(s). A guilty plea must be made intelligently and voluntarily and not as the result of any threats, coercion, or promises of leniency.


  • Not Guilty: A plea of not guilty indicates that you contest the charge(s) and/or that you are requiring the City to prove the charge(s) against you. Upon a not guilty plea, the matter will be tried or set for trial, and the City Attorney will be required to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If you fail to appear for the scheduled trial, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest and an additional charge for failure to appear may be filed against you.


  • Nolo Contendere: A plea of nolo contendere (no contest) indicates that you do not admit your guilt, but that you will not contest the charge(s). The plea has the same legal effect as a plea of guilty.The Judge will provide you with an opportunity to explain the circumstances concerning the charge(s).