Scheduled Virtual Trials
The Mesquite Municipal Court now offers E-Court Trial Docket Appearance to allow defendants to virtually appear in Court via a video conference for a bench trial through the use of ZOOM on either your computer or wireless device. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Requirements to Appear via E-Court, you must have:
- A device capable of accessing an internet connection (Personal Computer, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.) and the ability to download the Zoom application before the video conference begins if you do not already have the application.
- A fast and stable internet connection.
- A webcam attached to your PC or a built-in camera on your device that will allow the Judge to see you during the video conference.
- A microphone connected or built-in mic that will allow you to talk to the Judge and your device must also have speakers attached or built-in that will allow you to hear what the judge is saying to you.
- You will be required to provide the Court with proper identification, a working email address and mobile phone number to ensure future successful contact with the Court.
Virtual Courtrooms are the same as Actual Courtrooms. All of the same rules and procedures apply.
Failure to follow these guidelines will prompt the Judge to remove the Defendant from the virtual courtroom until compliance is achieved. Proper respect for the Court process shall be adhered to at all times.
Proper clothing is strictly enforced. Inappropriate attire will not be permitted. Dress code is the same as if you are appearing in-person in the courtroom. The following is not permitted in the Virtual Courtroom:
- Hats, caps, headbands, bandanas, scarves, buffs, sweatbands, do-rags or hairnets, sunglasses.
- Facial piercings will need to be removed as much as practical. Ear piercings are acceptable.
- Visible halter tops, tank tops, see-through tops, bare-midriff tops, bare shoulders, or spaghetti straps. No underclothing shall be visible at any time.
- Anything containing words, pictures or symbols that are obscene, profane, sexually suggestive, or related to drugs or gangs.
You must submit any exhibits you want to offer as evidence to the Court three (3) days before your trial date. You may submit the evidence at the Clerk's window or you may upload it by clicking on the following links. If you choose to upload the evidence it is your responsibility to call the Court at 972-216-6206 to make sure that your exhibits have been received and filed with the Court.
SCHEDULED E-COURT APPEARANCE TRIAL DOCKET
Click on the link below to search for the defendant's name in alpha order by last name.
AFTER you appear virtually for your trial, you will receive an email with the court order(s) which you are required to sign immediately to finalize the action(s) taken by the Judge or Jury on your case(s). Failure to do so will result in an issuance of an arrest warrant . The Clerk may also call you if there are special instructions from the Judge on your case. Please be alert to answer the call.
After signing the court order(s) you will be receiving a second email with a copy of the signed court order(s) for your records. If you have any questions concerning the court order(s) you must call the Court Clerk at 972-216-6206.
PLEASE NOTE: While the Court will make every effort to dispose of your case(s) via E-Court, unfortunately, that may not be possible in all circumstances.
No Video Device? Contact the Court three (3) business days prior to your trial date at 972-216-6206 for further instructions.
You can access court proceedings via live stream on YouTube.