Municipal Court
102 SW 5th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is authorized by Oklahoma State constitution and statutes, and is mandated to dispose of violations of municipal ordinances.

Appointed by the City Council, the Municipal Judge provides judicial determination of alleged violations of municipal ordinances in a just, speedy and cost effective manner. These procedures include the initial appearance (arraignment) where the defendant is advised of the charge and notified of his or her rights and possible sentence before a plea is accepted. The court holds additional hearings to set bond, appoint attorneys for the indigent, issue administrative orders and rules on various motions presented before the court. Additionally, the court convenes for non-jury trials three days a week and jury trials as required.

Further duties as required by State law include record-keeping, accounting with quarterly reporting to state agencies, disbursement of monies tendered for fines, bonds, court costs and related fees. Dispositions of traffic offenses are reported to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety as well as requests for suspension of driving privileges for failure to comply with terms of citations.