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Municipal Court

The Municipal Court serves the citizens of Bethany through the efficient processing of misdemeanor traffic and non-traffic offenses.

 To view the City of Bethany’s Municipal Code CLICK HERE.

 

The Bethany Municipal Court is located at:

6714 NW 36th Street

Bethany, OK  73008

Case Inquiries & Warrants:      [405] 789-4935 

 Kathleen A. Himmler, Municipal Court Judge

David A. Davis, City Prosecutor

H. Terrell Monks, Assistant City Prosecutor

Kristin Harwell, Court Administrator

 

Charges may be filed by police officers, citizens, and other city officials such as animal control and code enforcement.  Citizens are assisted in the municipal justice system by a part-time Judge, City Prosecutor, and an office staff of four full-time employees.  The maximum penalty in the Bethany Municipal Court is $750 on certain specified offenses (see fine list), and $500 on all others.

 

The Municipal Court is located at 6714 NW 36th Street.  If you have received a citation, the appearance date is for arraignment only.  No testimony will be taken at the arraignment.  If you are pleading guilty or no contest on all charges which do not require appearance before the Judge you can:

 

Pay by mail – Enclose the hard copy of your ticket, check the appropriate box and sign on the back.  Make your check or money order payable to the City of Bethany and mail to:

Bethany Municipal Court

6714 NW 36th Street

Bethany, OK  73008

 

Pay in person – Tickets may be paid at the above address Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Municipal Court is closed weekends and holidays. For your convenience, during regular office hours tickets may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or Discover at the window.

 

After hours – For payment of citations nights and weekends, there is a night drop inside the Police Department lobby.  Follow instructions for payment by mail, and clearly mark your payment with a return address for receipt.

 

Contact us – Call [405] 789-4935 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During court session and after hours, please leave your name and number so we can return your call.

 

Probation/Deferred Sentence – If you are currently charged with a traffic offense and have not received any other traffic citations in the last three years, you may qualify for probation.

 

Insurance Ticket - If your insurance was in effect at the time you received your ticket and you show proof at the customer counter before your court date, the ticket will be dismissed without costs.  If you purchase insurance after you receive your ticket, you must appear in court on your arraignment.

 

Equipment Tickets – Certain vehicle equipment violations may qualify for fine reduction or dismissal.  Call the Clerk’s office for eligible violations and requirements.

 

Posting Bond – If you are pleading not guilty and wish to set a trial date, you must post bond on or before your arraignment date.  Cost to post bond can be found here.  In the event you are found guilty, fines and costs will be forfeited from your bond.  If you are found not guilty, your bond will be refunded.

 

COURTROOM DEMEANOR:

 

Please address the Judge as YOUR HONOR or Madam.  When you are asked to approach the Judge for a hearing of your case(s), do not lounge or lean on the bench.  You may not appear in Court in shorts, tank tops, halter tops or bathing suits.  Shoes are required attire.  You should remove your hat or cap when you enter the Courtroom.  Since space is limited in the Courtroom, we ask that you not bring small children or other family members with you unless necessary.  If you are under the age of 18, one of your parents must appear with you.

 

Municipal Court