Zoom Court Hearing Instructions
Please read this page carefully, as this is a two-step process for most registrants. If you are a defendant making your first appearance in court, you must complete both steps. If you are a victim, witness, attorney or observer, proceed to Step 2.
STEP 1: Advisement of Rights
Prior to court, you will need to confirm you have reviewed your advisement of rights. Read the advisement, or watch a video outlining your rights in court. Next, be sure to sign and submit the advisement of rights.
STEP 2: ZOOM Registration
After you have completed your registration below, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the hearing. The ZOOM meeting start time in the confirmation email may be different than your scheduled hearing time. Please appear at your scheduled time.
IMPORTANT: Please reference your ticket or latest notice of hearing to locate your scheduled hearing time, as this is the correct time to log in for court.
Example: Zoom meeting link starts at noon. Your ticket has a court time at 3:30 p.m. Do not login at noon. Log in at 3:30 p.m.
Please also understand that your hearing may not begin exactly at the the scheduled time. You may be held in a waiting room until the court is ready to hear your case. We are admitting several people at the same time, and we are notified when you join the meeting. During this time, you may see a message that says "Welcome to Court. The clerk will be with you shortly." This is normal, and you are in the correct place.
Your wait time to be checked in for court could be several minutes up to 1.5 hours. We keep everyone in the waiting room until we are able to move you through the court process. The entire process can take up to 2.5 hours; please plan your time accordingly. Patience is requested as we conduct court as efficiently as possible.
Check the date on your citation or most recent notice of hearing, and register using the appropriate link:
April court dates:
Register for court on April 7
Register for court on April 14
Register for court on April 21
May court dates:
Register for court on May 5
Register for court on May 12
Register for court on May 19
What to expect during a Zoom court hearing
To participate, you will need to use a computer or mobile device equipped with a camera and a microphone.
Once you join the meeting, you will speak with a clerk to check in.
Next, you will enter a separate “room” to speak with the prosecutor.
After meeting with the prosecutor, you will be connected to the Courtroom, where the judge will hear your case.
Lastly, you will speak with a clerk to receive paperwork, pay fines and fees assessed in your case, or schedule your next hearing.
During the hearing, participants are expected to follow normal Courtroom decorum:
- Arrive on time, and make sure your device is charged
- Identify yourself with your real name
- Dress appropriately for court
- Eliminate distractions by finding a quiet place to appear remotely
- Silence all other electronic devices
- Please mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak
- Be courteous and respectful to all other persons appearing in court
- All photography, recording and videography of cases or defendants are prohibited by court order.
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