Your first court appearance date will be an arraignment. On this date, you will be given an opportunity to enter a plea of either “guilty” or “not guilty”. You will not have an opportunity to explain any defenses, extenuating circumstances, or other mitigating factors before entering a plea to the Judge.
If you have any questions about whether your case is court required or non-court required, speak with the court staff.
If you entered a plea of not guilty, you will be set for a trial court date. During your trial date, you will speak with the prosecutor. The prosecutor, at his sole discretion, may offer a plea agreement or recommend the defendant for a pre-trial diversion program. Any such agreement will be to be approved by the judge in order to become effective.
If the prosecutor does not offer an alternative agreement, or if the defendant does not accept an agreement offered by the prosecutor, the trial will proceed as scheduled.
Jemison Municipal Court meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Court starts at 1:00 p.m.
THE 2016 JEMISON MUNICIPAL COURT SCHEDULE:
Monday, January 11th Trials
Monday, January 25th Arraignment
Monday, February 8th Trials
Monday, February 22nd Arraignment
Monday, March 14th Trials
Monday, March 28th Arraignment
Monday, April 11th Trials
Monday, April 25th Arraignment
Monday, May 9th Trials
Monday, May 23rd Arraignment
Monday, June 13th Trials
Monday, June 27th Arraignment
Monday, July 11th Trials
Monday, July 25th Arraignment
Monday, August 8th Trials
Monday, August 22nd Arraignment
Monday, September 12th Trials
Monday, September 26th Arraignment
Monday, October 10th Trials
Monday, October 24th Arraignment
Monday, November 14th Trials
Monday, December 12th Trials
About your court date
At some point, every defendant in our court is issued a court appearance date. If you receive a traffic citation, the court appearance date will be at the bottom of the citation, in the space marked “Court Appearance Date”. If you were arrested, you were given a court appearance date at the time you bonded out of jail. Please note that the Court is obligated to follow the date on our copy of the records. If you have any questions about your court date, please contact the Court as soon as possible, but no later than the day before your scheduled court date.
Judge Cleckler does not allow continuances the day of court. You would need to contact the court no later than the Friday, before your scheduled court date, to request a continuance on your case.
205-688-4492 option 4