Welcome to the City of Abilene Municipal Court Web Site. The City of Abilene Municipal Court is a non-court of record and is the Judicial Branch of city government. The Abilene Municipal Court conducts adult and teen court hearings and is dedicated in providing to all citizens, other departments and entities a fair independent, and impartial forum for handling fine only cases arising within the City limits of Abilene. The Municipal Court follows the procedures set forth under Texas Law and provides all persons the right to trial by judge or jury. Although every person has the right to be represented by an attorney, most citizens who appear in municipal courts represent themselves.
Branches of the Government
The three separate but equal branches of government are the Executive Branch (City Manager and all departments including the Police Department); the Legislative Branch (City Council); and the Judicial Branch (Municipal Court). This Court and its officers represent the Judicial Branch of the City of Abilene Texas government. The Court is organized into two sections, the Judiciary and Court Administration. The Judiciary is to provide to all citizens a neutral, courteous and fair forum for the trial of all Class C misdemeanor offenses arising under Texas civil and criminal statues and city ordinances. The judge of this Court is appointed by the City Council of the City of Abilene to preserve, protect, and defend the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and the laws of this state. The judge is responsible for processing traffic tickets, City of Abilene Ordinances and determining fines for persons found guilty of Class C misdemeanors. The Court Administrator and its officers are to ensure that all processes of the Court are carried out, support the Judiciary, provide services to all citizens in a timely, accurate, cost effective and courteous manner by utilizing quality employees, technological advances, and to follow general accepted principles and all duties required by law.