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Municipal Court
The Municipal Court consists of two court clerks, the city prosecutor, and the municipal judge. Weekly court sessions are held for the judge to determine convictions or acquittals on violations of city ordinances as presented by the city prosecutor.

Court Appearances
In the event that you have been issued a citation or you have been arrested on a charge that you wish to contest, you should appear in court at the time listed on your citation or bond paperwork.  If the charge is a "mandatory appearance" charge, you may not plead and pay on the charge until you have been before the court.  If the charge is not a  "mandatory appearance" charge, you may plead and pay for the charge.  For more information, go to our Pay a Ticket section.

Note:  All juvenile charges are mandatory appearance.  The juvenile must appear with a parent or guardian at court.

Arraignment and Pleading - Arraignment is the defendant’s initial appearance before the Court. To be arraigned you will be asked if you plead "guilty" or "no contest", the judge will assess fines and costs and/or other appropriate sentence at that time.  This hearing will not be the time that the court hears arguments about the case, only the pleading from the defendant. will If you plead "not guilty", the court will set you for a pre-trial conference with the city prosecutor. When appearing in court, please follow all of the Court Rules.

Pre-Trial Conference - This will allow you to speak with the city prosecutor to discuss the case.  This will allow the prosecutor to go forward with you with more information about the specifics of your case.  When appearing in court, please follow all of the Court Rules.


Non-Jury Trial - This is where the judge will hear your case and issue a finding of guilty or not guilty. When appearing in court, please follow all of the Court Rules.
 

Jury Trial -   This is where a jury of your peers will hear your case and issue a finding of guilty or not guilty.  When appearing in court, please follow all of the Court Rules.

Sentencing - Once a defendant has been judged guilty, the court imposes punishment. The municipal ordinances establish the types of penalties and maximum sentences. The Judge has sole discretion within those parameters.

Code of Ordinances and State Traffic Laws

If you would like to see a particular law or state traffic statute, you may go to one of the following links:

City of Sand Springs Code of Ordinances
State Traffic Laws