COURT UPDATE AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Van Alstyne Municipal Court will NOT be holding in-person court appearances for the below scheduled court dates and for future scheduled court dates until further notice. Court hearings will be virtual held via Zoom. The virtual hearings via zoom will be preliminary hearings held by the Municipal Court Prosecutor, Rick Dunn. If you were scheduled a court date prior to June 18, 2020 and did not received a phone call or letter with your new court date, please contact the court for your new scheduled court date.
June 18, 2020 at 3:00pm
July 2, 2020 at 3:00pm
July 16, 2020 at 3:00pm
August 2, 2020 at 3:00pm
In the State of Texas, court hearings are public and in order to comply with this, the hearings will be streamed live on YouTube. No one should record the live stream. If you are caught recording, you will be kicked out of the hearing. Once the hearing is over, the video will be permanently deleted from YouTube and you will not be able to go back and search it or view it. If you do not have the ability to access Zoom, please contact the court for alternate arrangements. Please contact the court to provide your most current mailing address, phone number and email address. This will ensure you are kept up-to-date about your virtual hearing date and will be able to receive more information about your virtual hearing, for example: Zoom Meeting website, Meeting ID and instructions.
FAILURE TO APPEAR for your hearing or FAILURE TO PAY OR MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest, a charge of Failure to Appear (see Texas Penal Code 38.10) is punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 plus costs and fees, and additional warrant fees assessed to your original charges.