Prairie View Municipal Court

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The City of Prairie View Municipal Court has jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances and Class C misdemeanor criminal cases where the punishment upon conviction is by fine only, ranging from zero dollars ($0.00) up to $2,000 dollars. The Municipal Court also has jurisdiction over any state law violations punishable by fine only including theft of property valued under $50.00, public intoxication, and minor in possession of alcohol.

The municipal court does not have jurisdiction in most civil cases but does have limited civil jurisdiction in cases that involve owners of dangerous dogs.

 

COURTROOM ATTIRE & BEHAVIOR

All Persons Entering the Courtroom Shall be Clean and Dressed in a Manner that Reflects Dignity and Respect for the Court.

Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:

Shorts, cut-offs; T-shirts, muscle shirts,  tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, crop tops, low cut tops and dresses; Shirts that are not tucked in Flip-flop style shoes; Drooping/saggy pants; Short skirts or dresses; Sunglasses not required by a prescription; Hats, caps or other headwear not required by religion; Clothing indicating gang affiliation; Clothing showing offensive, vulgar, racist or obscene language

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, pagers, ipods, pdas, cameras, and laptops are not allowed in the courtroom. Please leave these devices in your vehicle.
  • Talking is not allowed in the courtroom while the judge is on the bench.
  • Eating, drinking, or chewing gum in the courtroom is prohibited.
  • Offensive, vulgar, racist, sexist, or obscene language is prohibited.
  • When responding to a question in the courtroom, answer, “Yes or No Your Honor” or “Yes or No Sir/Ma’am”. Additional fines may be added for each “yeah” or “nod” response.
  • Any form of horseplay or disruptive behavior will result in removal.
  • Small children must be supervised at all times.
  • Violation of any of these rules may result in a contempt charge being filed against you and your confinement to jail.

 

CONTACT US

Telephone
936-857-5327

Facsimile
936-857-5611

Email
clerk@prairieviewtexas.gov

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 817
Prairie View, Texas 77446-0817

Physical Addresses

City Hall
44500 Business Hwy. 290

Prairie View, Texas  77446

Prairie View A & M University
Coll. of Juvenile Justice & Psychology
Don K. Clark Building
3rd Floor Courtoom

 

 COURT STAFF

Presiding Judge
 Honorable S. Alexander-Simmons

Deputy Court Clerk
Thaddeus Singleton, Jr.

Prosecutor
 Timothy Kirwin

Bailiff/Warrant Officer
 Ross Jefferson, Jr.



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