Court Proceedings

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Court Proceedings

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.

Court Schedule

Jemison Municipal Court meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (except where noted). 
Court starts at 1:00 p.m.


Monday, January 14th         Trials
Monday, January 28th     Arraignment 

Monday, February 11th         Trials
Monday, February 25th        Arraignment

Monday, March 11th         Trials
Monday, March 25th         Arraignment

Monday, April 8th         Trials
Monday, April 22nd       Arraignment

Monday, May 13th         Trials

Monday, June 10th         Trials
Monday, June 24th        Arraignment 

Monday, July 8th          Trials
Monday, July 22nd         Arraignment 

Monday, August 12th          Trials
Monday, August 26th          Arraignment

Monday, September 9th          Trials
Monday, September 23rd          Arraignment 

Monday, October 14th          Trials
Monday, October 28th       Arraignment 

Monday, November 25th       Arraignment

Monday, December 9th          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