The City of Jenks Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of city government and is created by state law and city ordinance as a Court Not of Record. The Municipal Court serves the citizens of Jenks through the efficient processing of misdemeanor violations. All felonies and misdemeanors committed in the City of Jenks, but outside the parameters of the Jenks City Code, are prosecuted in Tulsa County District Court.
The maximum fine in Municipal Court is $800.00 and/or 30 days in jail. This does not include state mandated fees or court cost. The Presiding Municipal Judge is appointed by City Council and is responsible for the determination of an alleged violation of a municipal ordinance in an impartial and unbiased manner.
The Court Clerk is responsible for recording of case dispositions, preparing writs, processes and other administrative support. This division gives receipts for all fines and fees payable to the court, deposits the funds with the Finance Department, and also prepares necessary fiscal reports as well as statistical reports.
A citation, also referred to as ticket, is a legal document charging an individual with a violation of a municipal ordinance. Once a citation is issued, the individual receiving it is required to take certain action.
An individual has the right to enter a plea of not guilty, nolo contendere, or guilty. A plea of not guilty means an individual does not believe they committed the violation in which they are accused. A plea of nolo contendere means an individual is not contesting the violation resulting in a finding of guilt. This plea is often referred to as a no contest plea. A plea of guilty means admitting guilt and paying the established fine, state required fees and court cost.
A plea of Guilty or No Contest, may be selected:
Pay Online~ Pay by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover by clicking here.
Pay By Mail~ Enclose a citation copy, make cashier's check, personal check or money order payable to the Jenks Municipal Court P.O. Box 2007, Jenks, OK, 74037. A payment must be received by your assigned court date;
Pay In Person~ Payment of cash, cashier's check, money order, personal check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) is accepted at the Court Clerk's office located at 211 N. Elm, Jenks, OK, 74037. Business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except payments must be made by 4:00 p.m. on court dates. The office is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays; or,
Appear in Court~ Each citation is assigned a court date and time. If payment is not received by the assigned court date, an appearance before the Municipal Judge is required. The Courtroom is located on the first floor of Jenks City hall at 211 North Elm, Jenks, OK, 74037.
Warrant ~By failing to appear or pay by your court date, a warrant shall be issued assessing a warrant fee, and driving privileges suspended. A warrant may be issued the day following the missed court date. Warrants may be transferred to a collection agency and an additional 25% fee will be charged.
A Plea of Not Guilty:
Appear at the Court on your scheduled date and enter the plea of not guilty, and the Court will assign a trial date or call the Court Clerk’s office the day before your scheduled court date to get a trial date.
· Each party will be given the opportunity to present their case including but not limited to documents, photographs, videos or other discovery;
· All witness testimony must be given in open court after being sworn under oath by the Municipal Judge. A written witness statement is not admissible;
· Once all pertinent evidence is presented, the Municipal Judge will administer a judgment;
· If found not guilty, the judge may dismiss the case without cost; and
· If found guilty, a fine, state required fees and court cost can be assessed.
· If the violation recipient is a juvenile, meaning under the age of 18 at the time of the violation, a Parent or Guardian is required to appear, unless the citation is payed before the scheduled court date;
· Criminal offense is heard during closed session and is not accessible to the public.
· A citizen is able to file a violation against another citizen by filling out a citizen’s complaint against the other party; if complainant drops the charges he/she is responsible for a court cost of $30.00.
· A Notice of Appeal may be filed by the defendant in Tulsa County District Court, within ten (10) days from the date of the final judgment, and by filing a copy of the notice with the Jenks Court Clerk;
· A cash bond of two times the original judgment amount shall be deposited with the Jenks Court Clerk; and,
· Once judgment is administered by Tulsa County District Court, the Jenks Court Clerk shall administer the retained funds in compliance of the new judgment.
· The Attorney may call the Court Clerk’s office the day before the arraignment court date to enter a plea of not guilty and get a trial court date.
· Consult client and/or witness in advance as to proper courtroom decorum and dress;
· A possible Continuance is to be presented before the Municipal Judge in open court. No exceptions; and
· A Motion of Withdraw of Counsel is to be presented to the Court Clerk's office at least ten (10) days prior the clients court appearance.
POSSIBLE CITATION DISMISSAL:
Particular violations may receive a dismissal with an administrative assessment or court cost. The following conditions apply to each particular violation. Certain time is allotted dependent upon the violation type.
It is the responsibility of the recipient to verify the Court Clerk's office receives proper proof and the violation is dismissed upon payment of a court cost. If a violation is not dismissed by the Court Clerk's office, a court appearance before the Municipal Judge is available:
Under Oklahoma law, a dishonored check or other dishonored payment is considered nonpayment. If you fail to honor your promise to appear or otherwise fail to satisfy this charge on or before your arraignment date, the following may occur:
The intent of this page it to provide pertinent information regarding the processes and structure of the Jenks Municipal Court. This page contains options available to those in receipt of a citation issued by a Complaining Party, Jenks Police Department, Code Enforcement, or Animal Control. The court is not responsible for the misinterpretation of the information provided on this page.