The City of Goddard Municipal Court meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Municipal Court deals with all misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses and infractions along with city ordinance violations. The Municipal Court is served by a Municipal Judge and City Prosecutor.
The mission of the Goddard Municipal Court is to expeditiously and ethically adjudicate traffic, criminal, and ordinance violations in a fair and courteous manner and provide information to assist citizens in resolving issues associated with court proceedings.
The order of court is as follows:
- Call to Order
- First Call - Judge calls the defendants' names, making sure they are in attendance
- Second call - Judge reads defendants their charges and advises them of the maximum and minimum fine or sentence. Defendants at this time enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Depending on plea, defendants are sentenced, fined, or assigned a trial date. Warrants are issued for those not appearing for their scheduled court dates
- Recess - Defendants discuss their case with prosecutor, pay fines, assigned court dates if necessary
- Call to order - Judge calls defendants to the bench to complete necessary business
- Court adjourns
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