Municipal Court

Schedule

Municipal Court is held the first Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. Court is held at the American Legion located at 803 High Street unless otherwise noted. Please check this schedule or call the Municipal Court Clerk at 785-594-6821 if you have questions.

General Information

Your presence in Municipal Court is perhaps your first appearance in any court. The pages on this website dealing with Municipal Court have been prepared to help you understand the Court proceedings and to inform you of your rights and duties. We want every person to leave this Court feeling he or she has been treated fairly. 

Judicial Branch

Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the city government. Traffic infractions and violations of City Code are tried in Municipal Court, and upon conviction carry a maximum fine of $1,500 and a possible jail term. 

Trials

Trials are conducted under the Code of Criminal Procedure, Code for Municipal Courts and the Kansas Rules of Evidence as adopted by the Kansas Legislature.

  1. Attorney
  2. Before Court Begins
  3. Court Appearance
  4. Plea of Guilty
  5. Plea of No Contest
  6. Plea of Not Guilty

In all cases in the Municipal Court, you may have an attorney represent you. When you are charged with an offense that may result in jail time as part of your sentence, you will need to decide whether you want to continue with or without an attorney. 

If you desire an attorney, and if the Court finds you do not have the means to hire one, the Court will consider appointing an attorney to represent you. If you decide to proceed without an attorney the Judge will ask you to sign a waiver of counsel form.