Virtual Hearings (E-Court)
Here is a helpful tutorial on how to install Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
A device capable of accessing an internet connection (PC, MAC, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.).
Enter a Plea of NOT GUILTY and request a trial by judge or jury. Please note that Jury Trials will not be held via the eCourt appearance option and will require you to appear for trial in person at the Cedar Hill Municipal Court.
Your docket could last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the volume of the docket, so please be patient.
Have your documents ready and available to review with the Prosecutor.
Be patient with unexpected technical difficulties or inactivity during the hearing as the court staff works through any challenges of a virtual court docket.
Failure to follow these guidelines will prompt the Court to remove the Defendant from the virtual courtroom until compliance is achieved.
• Proper clothing strictly enforced. Inappropriate attire will not be permitted. Dress code is the same as if you were appearing in-person in the courtroom.
• Avoid background noise- Ensure your environment is conducive to attend virtually.
• Avoid distractions- Turn off and put away any and all distractions so your full attention is given to the proceedings (i.e. texting, social media, driving)
• You’ll be discussing personal matters in open court so these proceedings are NOT to be recorded.
Proper respect for the Court process shall be adhered to at all times.