City of Tulsa Municipal Court
Do you have questions about Municipal Court? Are you or a family member charged with a misdemeanor? If so, the good news is that a charge in the City of Tulsa Municipal Court or City Court is usually less serious than a misdemeanor in a county court.
How Do I Know if It’s Municipal or County Court?
You can tell by your ticket. A municipal ticket is pink while the county tickets are white. On top of the ticket, there’s a citation number. If the charge is from Municipal Court, it will be labeled over the number.
The pink ticket will also show the location for the court. If the ticket instructs you to show up at 8:30 AM in Division 1, 2, or 3, that means you have been charged in Municipal Court. If you are headed to Room 173 at 9 AM, that’s for Tulsa County Court.
A Lawyer Can Cover Your Arraignment
In some cases, it can be challenging to make court dates if you have a demanding work schedule or lack childcare. In Municipal Court, a lawyer can represent you at the initial hearing so you don’t have to miss work. If you don’t have a lawyer, your presence is necessary or the court will issue a warrant for your arrest.
Some of the crimes commonly tried in Municipal Court include:
- Shoplifting: Covered in by Title 27 Section 2003 of Tulsa Municipal Ordinances, a conviction of shoplifting could potentially lead to a $500 fine and six months jail sentence.
- DUI: In the Tulsa Municipal Ordinances, the DUI charge is outlined in Title 37 Section 649. If you are convicted of a DUI, the maximum penalty can be a fine of $1000 and between 10 days and 6 months in jail.
- Assault and Battery: It is possible for an Assault charge to mean a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail. Battery, covered in Section 401, could lead to a $1000 fine and the possibility of up to 90 days in jail.
- Prostitution: Prosecutors typically demand jail time for defendants accused of prostitution, ranging from 30 days to six months, as outlined in Title 27 Section 600 of the Tulsa Municipal Ordinances.
If you still have questions or need assistance, we are ready to help. At Edge Law Firm, we offer free consultations and we’d like to help you fight your case. Contact us to speak with an experienced lawyer today.