The primary goal of the Municipal Court Department is to provide each defendant with a speedy and impartial trial when requested. This task can be accomplished by having a well trained, knowledgeable, and dedicated municipal judge.
Description of Responsibilities
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the city government. The Municipal Court helps defendants understand court proceedings and informs defendants of their rights in court. The court includes one municipal judge, one associate judge, and two prosecutors.
The Municipal Court is the legal forum for a person accused of violating the Texas Motor Vehicle Laws, Class C Misdemeanors under the Texas Penal Code and City Ordinances. The court maintains legal documents regarding violations committed in the City of Southside Place jurisdiction, schedules court dates, records court proceedings, collects fines levied by the Municipal Court Judge, issues warrants ordered by the Judge, and handles the proper disposition of each case filed in the court.