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Municipal Court Dockets

Docket Types

Bond hearing- During a bond hearing, also known as a first appearance hearing, the person who has been arrested is informed of the charges against them and a Municipal Judge will determine if the Defendant is eligible for bond and set the appropriate amount. 

Arraignment – At arraignment a Defendant must appear before a Judge with or without counsel and enter a plea of Not Guilty or Guilty.  Counsel may be retained or appointed by the Judge based upon the specifics of the case. If a Defendant is requesting an appointed attorney based upon indigent status, the Defendant will have to provide a form to the Court with the Defendants’ financial status listed to prove eligibility.  

Disposition – By the disposition hearing date the City Prosecutor will have provided an offer of settlement. Based upon the offer, a Defendant will enter a plea of guilty before the Court and will be sentenced to the agreed upon offer or will request a trial date. 

Trial – On the day of trial, the City Prosecutor will call witnesses and provide evidence to the Court to prove the Defendant’s guilt. A Defendant may also call witnesses and present evidence to prove his/her innocence.  

Specialized Dockets 

Add-on Court – Add-On Court is a docket designed for Defendants who have missed a court date and an active alias warrant has been issued for the Defendant’s arrest. To come before the Court on the Add-On Docket, a Defendant must fill out the Add-On Form and pay an amended bond amount. All cases with an active warrant will be placed on the Add-On Docket and all warrants associated with a failure to appear will be withdrawn. The form and payment are to be tendered to the Municipal Payment window on the ground floor of the Government Plaza. If a Defendant does not appear before the Court on the date provided, all warrants will be reinstated, the amended bond amount is forfeited to the Court, and the Defendant will not be allowed to request Add-On Court again for that specific citation/case. 

Domestic Violence Docket- This Docket is dedicated to all cases in which an allegation of violence or abuse against a person in a domestic setting, such as in a marriage or cohabitation, has occurred. 

Expo Hall- Traffic citations are heard before a Municipal Judge at Expo Hall on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM and Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. Expo Hall is located at the Mobile Civic Center. A Defendant will go before a Judge to enter a plea of guilty and be sentenced or will be given a trial date. If a Defendant requests a trial date, the Defendant will then appear before a Municipal Judge on the 2nd floor of Government Plaza. A Defendant issued a citation may pay for the citation online at www.cityofmobile.org. Traffic violations that cannot not be heard before a Judge at Expo Hall or payable prior to a court setting are DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, racing on the highway, operating or driving a commercial vehicle after the vehicle or driver has been placed “out of service” by a law-enforcement officer, or any violation that requires mandatory jail time.

The City of Mobile does not issue parking tickets. To pay a parking ticket, please see your ticket citation for payment information. 
 
DUI/Traffic- The DUI/Traffic Docket is dedicated to cases not payable prior to a court setting. Those cases include DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, racing on the highway, operating or driving a commercial vehicle after the vehicle or driver has been placed “out of service” by a law-enforcement officer, or any violation that requires mandatory jail time. Any pleading of not guilty at Expo Hall will result in a trial setting during the traffic docket. 

Gun Court- The Gun Docket is dedicated to cases in which a Defendant is arrested for a gun related offense. These cases can either involve a gun directly or indirectly. 

Special Delinquency Docket- A Defendant will come before a Municipal Judge on the Delinquency Docket when the Defendant fails to pay court costs, fines, and/or restitution. Mobile Municipal Court is working in collaboration with the District Attorney’s Recovery Team (DART) to collect delinquent payments. When a Defendant does not pay court ordered monies as directed by the Court, 30% is assessed on the amount owed as a recovery fee. If the Defendant continues to be delinquent in Court ordered monies, the Defendant will be turned over to the Municipal Intercept Program. 

Revocation Docket – A Defendant will come before a Municipal Judge on the revocation docket when a Defendant violates the terms and conditions of probation. At the hearing, the City Prosecutor will call witnesses and provide evidence of the alleged violation and request the Court to revoke the probated sentence and tender the Defendant to the Mobile Metro Jail. 


 

Municipal Court Docket

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Day Time Description  
 
Monday Courtroom A 8:00AM - Criminal Trials, Theft Trials, Domestic Violence Trials
2:00PM - Bond Hearings
 
  Courtroom B 8:00AM – Theft of Property Trials  
  Courtroom C 8:00AM – Domestic Violence Trials  
Tuesday Courtroom A  8:00AM - DUI/Traffic/Re-arrest
1:00PM – Add-on Docket
 
  Courtroom B 8:00AM - Traffic Trials  
  Courtroom C 8:00AM - Criminal Trials  
  Expo Hall 2:00PM - Traffic Arraignments  
Wednesday Courtroom A 8:00AM - Criminal Arraignments
2:00PM - Bond Hearings
 
  Courtroom B 8:00AM - Criminal Arraignments/Conditional Forfeitures
1:00PM - Environmental Arraignments/Trials
 
  Courtroom C 8:00AM - Domestic Violence Arraignments  
  Expo Hall 5:30PM - Traffic Arraignments  
Thursday Courtroom A 8:00AM Criminal Dispositions
(1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)
 
  Courtroom B 8:00AM Theft of Property Dispositions
(1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)
 
  Courtroom C 8:00AM Domestic Violence Dispositions
(1st and 3rd Thursday of each month)
8:00AM Criminal Dispositions
(2nd and 4th Thursday of each month)
 

Please Note: Courtroom C dockets will begin at 1:00 PM (not 8:00 AM) on the listed dates for 2019:

  • May 6, 7, 20, and 21 
  • June 4, 10, 18, and 24 
  • July 2, 15, 16, and 29
  • August 6, 12, 20, and 26
  • September 3, 9, 17, and 23 
  • October 1, 7, 15, and 21 
  • November 4, 5, 18, and 19
  • December 2, 3, 16, and 17  
     
Friday Courtroom A 8:00AM - Special Delinquency Docket
2:00PM - Bond hearing
 
  Courtroom B 8:00AM Theft of Property Revocations
(2nd Friday of each month)
8:00AM DUI/Traffic Revocations
(4th Friday of each month)
 
  Courtroom C 8:00AM Domestic Violence Revocations 
(1st Friday of each month)
8:00AM Domestic Violence Add-on court 
(2nd Friday of each month)
8:00AM Criminal Revocations 
(3rd  Friday of each month)