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IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR VIRTUAL COURT PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS.

Virtual Court Sessions:  

  • You are required to watch the "Official Municipal Court Opening Statement"  prior to entering the court session by clicking on the link in the white box on the top left.  You can watch this at any time.  The Judge will ask you if you have done so.  By joining the virtual court session, you are certifying that you have watched the Opening Statement.
  • Once you have watched the Opening Statement you may enter the court session by clicking "Court Session."   Only one court session will appear in the white box and is the session for the day. 

There are multiple ways of joining a virtual court session, each with different requirements:

  • PC / Mac Laptop or desktop - will require a browser which will run Zoom Meeting as needed.  A Microphone and video camera are required.
  • Smart Phone - install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and allow access to your camera and microphone.
  • Call in - You can dial into the proceeding and appear by phone.  
    Dialing *6 will mute and unmute your microphone.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/join

Or Call on the Phone by your Location:

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc2TYVZM4I


Review Video

Please click on the link below to view a video with helpful tips for court users on how to participate in a virtual municipal court proceeding. 

Keys to a successful Zoom virtual Court Appearance:

  • Set up in a closed room with no noise or other people.
  • Set your mic on mute until you are ready to speak.
  • Connect to the meeting using your real first and last name, as referenced on your notice, for the display so the court staff know you are present.
  • Be sure to allow any connections to audio or video by "Zoom"
  • If unsuccessful with video, you may call your local number above, sign in using the Meeting ID and Password provided to you and join the session for an audio hearing
  • Per AOC rules, audio and video recording of the proceedings are strictly prohibited.  

What to do after your court appearance:

If you were assessed fines as part of your sentence, the Judge will discuss your payment options with you during your hearing.