The Huntsville Municipal Court will not hold any in-person hearings or trials until after July 1, 2020.
Hearings in June 2020 will be held via Zoom teleconferencing. We are currently developing the necessary processes and procedures for these video hearings and hope to have them in place by June 10th.
Court Hearings in June 2020
We will not hold any in-person hearings during the month of June. All hearings will be held via Zoom video conferencing software in order to avoid the chance of personal contact between the court participants. To participate, you must have a valid email address on file with the court and a device with audio and video capability such as a smartphone, desktop or laptop computer. Dockets are being split into 1-hour time slots based on the first letter of your last name. Notifications are being sent by regular mail and text messages. For questions, please contact the court at (936) 291-5476 or by email at email@example.com. It is imperative that we have your current contact information. If you have moved or changed your phone or email recently, please contact us to update your information.
Zoom.us is free for you and very easy to use. Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your time slot, we will send you an email with a link to the hearing. By clicking the link in the email, you will be entered into the virtual meeting room. You may be asked to download the Zoom app if you do not already have it. There is no charge for this software. When it is your time to see the Judge, he will appear on your screen. The Prosecutor will also be available if you wish to contest the charge against you. You can appear via Zoom on your smartphone, desktop computer, or laptop so long as the device has audio and video capability. Zoom can be compared to Skype or Facetime.
- When it is time for your appearance, please:
- Be in a quiet area
- Do not be operating a vehicle
- Dress appropriately
- No eating or drinking while you are speaking with court personnel
A brief tutorial on Zoom can be found on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqxzyAeVrk.
Please inform Court staff or the Judge if you are a Vulnerable Individual in order to receive accommodations.
Vulnerable Individuals are those who:
- are over 65 years of age
- have serious underlying health conditions such as
- high blood pressure,
- chronic lung disease,
- compromised Immune system