Court Appearance

The Glenn Heights Municipal Court offers scheduled court sessions. You must be scheduled on that specific docket and date in order to be seen. Your court date should be listed towards the bottom of your citation. This is an initial appearance date before the Judge where you enter your plea. You may enter a plea of not guilty -Click to view/print FORM Not Guilty Plea Form - in person or via mail with the clerk’s office and a pretrial court date will be set. You will be able to meet with the city prosecutor to discuss the circumstances of your case at that time.

Reschedules will NOT be granted on the same day that you are scheduled for court. If you do not appear then a warrant and a failure to appear charge will be issued.

Failure to appear or answer on the citation before or on your appearance date may result in a warrant for your arrest being issued. A $50 fee is incurred on each offense when a warrant is issued and an additional charge for failure to appear will be issued. Although not required by law, the court may notify you by mail when a warrant for your arrest has been issued. When issued an arrest warrant for Class C misdemeanor offenses, the relevant information is added to the State’s criminal database. The City of Glenn Heights participates in the OMNIBASE program for denial of your drivers’ license until your outstanding cases are resolved with the court.

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Be advised that you are subject to arrest by any agency confirming the warrant for your arrest. An arrest warrant will remain active until the fines and fees have been paid or a bond has been posted.


Continuances

If you need a continuance for your pretrial hearing, the request must be submitted four (4) days prior to the scheduled hearing. All requests must be made in writing and must include the reason for the request. Continuances made less than four days will be heard at the beginning of court at the scheduled date and time. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance.

If you need a continuance for your bench or jury trial, the request must be submitted in writing within ten (10) days of the scheduled trial date and must include the reason for the request. Continuances made less than ten days will be heard at the beginning of court at the scheduled trial date and time. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance.