City of Yoakum
Municipal Court
900 Irvine St.
PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-6321
Fax #:  (361) 293-5589
Municipal Court is held on Friday mornings via Zoom

Juvenile Court begins at 8:30 a.m. and
Adult Court begins at 10:00 a.m.

Bench Trials begin at 11:00 a.m.
Jury Trials begins at 1:00 p.m.
Charity James
Court Clerk
Stephen Nobles
Comm Svcs/AC Officer
The mission of the Municipal Court is pre-determined by the Texas Code
of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Judicial Conduct.  The court and
all support personnel shall provide equal and impartial justice under the
law and process each case efficiently without delay or unnecessary
expense.  In addition, it is the mission of this division to provide a friendly
environment responding to the needs of all persons who come in contact
with the Yoakum Municipal Court.
If you were issued a citation by City of Yoakum police, a specific date and time
for you to appear before Judge Pelech at the Yoakum Municipal Court is
indicated on that citation.

The Yoakum Municipal Court is the first level of the judicial branch of
government.  The jurisdiction of the Municipal Court include Class C
Misdemeanors occurring within the territorial limits of the City of Yoakum.

The charges processed by the Municipal Court will be filed mostly by the
Yoakum Police Officers, but may also include county peace officers, state peace
officers, parks and wildlife officials, citizens, and a variety of city employees
including, but not limited to, fire, code enforcement and animal control officers.

Most cases are criminal in nature, but Municipal Courts have limited
administrative jurisdiction over certain City ordinance violations such as animal
control and health and safety issues.  If you are convicted and unable to pay the
fine/costs immediately, there are alternatives to the full payment of any fine/costs
owed and we will discuss at our court in a safe harbor atmosphere.  Should you
not appear at our court, you could be arrested for failure to appear.

The Municipal Judge also serves as magistrate of the State and has the authority
to issue warrants, emergency protective orders and arrest warrants.
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