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|IN-PERSON COURT APPEARANCES ARE LIMITED
If you have not been ORDERED to appear in person, please appear by mail, electronic mail, or fax ON or BEFORE your scheduled court date to resolve your case.
If you are scheduled to appear in Prairie View Municipal Court please ensure that you appear by mail, electronic mail, or fax ON OR BEFORE your scheduled court date to resolve your case.
Please contact the Municipal Court @ (936) 857-5327 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternate appearance arrangements if any of the following applies to you:
If you have a case pending in The Prairie View Municipal court, please consider the following OPTIONS:
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"A Judge….shall not directly or indirectly initiate, permit, nor consider ex parte or other private communications concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A Judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control…"
Judicial Code of Conduct Cannon 3 Section A(5)
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
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