Zoom Court Hearing Instructions
To register, you will need to confirm you have reviewed your advisement of rights. Read the advisement or watch a video outlining your rights in Court. Next, be sure to sign and submit the advisements of rights.
Please understand that the start time of the Zoom meeting may differ from your scheduled court time. Please refer to your ticket or the latest hearing notice you received from the court to know when to log in for your hearing.
Example: Zoom meeting link starts at 2 p.m. Your ticket has a court time at 3:30 p.m. Login at 3:30 p.m.
Please understand that your hearing may not begin at the scheduled time. You may be held in a waiting room until the Court is ready to hear your case. During this time, you may see a message that says “waiting for host to let you in.” This is normal. We are admitting several people at the same time, and we are notified when you join the meeting.
Patience is requested as we conduct Court using this new method. Please allow up to 2.5 hours for the total process
What to expect during a Zoom Court hearing
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the hearing. Your hearing notice contains the time to log in. Please reference your ticket or latest hearing notice from the court to log in at your scheduled hearing time as the Zoom meeting start time may be different.
To participate, you will need to use a computer or mobile device equipped with a camera and a microphone.
Once you join the meeting, you will speak with a clerk to check in.
Next, you will enter a separate “room” to speak with the prosecutor.
After meeting with the prosecutor you will be connected to the Courtroom where the judge will hear your case.
Lastly, you will speak with a clerk to receive paperwork, pay fines and fees assessed in your case, or schedule your next hearing.
During the hearing, participants are expected to follow normal Courtroom decorum:
- Arrive on time, and make sure your device is charged
- Identify yourself with your real name
- Dress appropriately for Court
- Eliminate distractions by finding a quiet place to appear remotely
- Silence all other electronic devices
- Please mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak
- Be courteous and respectful to all other persons appearing in Court
All photography, recording and videography of cases or defendants are prohibited by court order.
Questions? Email us, or call 303-663-6133.