E-Docket Appearance

Note:  You may handle your citation without appearing before the Judge by going to the Online Services  link and entering your citation number and date of birth.  

The Mesquite Municipal Court now offers E-Docket Appearance for vulnerable populations.  The defendants may  dispose of cases via a video conference with the Judge through the use of ZOOM on either your computer or wireless device.

Requirements to Appear via E-Docket, you MUST have:

  • A device capable of accessing an internet connection (PC, MAC, Smart Phone, Tablet, etc.) and the ability to download the Zoom application before the video conference begins if you do not already have the application.
  • A fast and stable internet connection.
  • A webcam attached to your PC or a built-in camera on your device that will allow the Judge to see you during the video conference.
  • A microphone connected or built-in mic that will allow you to talk to the Judge and your device must also have speakers attached or built-in that will allow you to hear what the judge is saying to you.
  • A working email address; you may need to email images or documents for the Judge’s review.
  • You will be required to provide the Court with a working email address and mobile phone number to ensure future successful contact with the Court.

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E-Docket Days/Times [excluding holidays] 

  • Tuesdays  2:00 pm
  • Thursdays 9:00 am
  • Thursdays 2:00 pm

Court proceedings are streamed live on the Mesquite Municipal Court YouTube Channel   

If you would like to make an E-Docket Appearance make the request by calling the Court Clerk at 972-216-6206.

If you have a scheduled an E-Docket Court Appearance date and time to appear before the Judge, you are required to appear.

Failure to do so will result in an issuance of an arrest warrant.   

 Virtual Courtrooms are the same as Actual Courtrooms.

All of the same rules and procedures apply.

AFTER you appear virtually with the Judge, you will receive an email with the court order(s) which you are required to sign immediately to finalize the action(s) taken by the Judge on your case(s).   

Failure to do so will result in an issuance of an arrest warrant.   

After signing the court order(s) you will be receiving a second email with a copy of the signed court order(s) for your records.  If you have any questions on the court order(s) you must call the Court Clerk at 972-216-6206.   

 Please adhere to the following Rules of Court Conduct and Decorum: 

Failure to follow these guidelines will prompt the Judge 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. DO NOT DRIVE while attending E-Dockets. Avoid excessive movement (i.e. stay seated) while attending eDockets.
  • Do NOT record these proceedings.
  • Proper respect for the Court process shall be adhered to at all times.

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At your E-Docket Appearance, you can:

  • Enter a Plea of NOT GUILTY and request a trial by judge or jury. Your case will be set for a Mandatory Pre-Trial Hearing where you will be able to speak with the Prosecutor.
  • Enter a plea of GUILTY or NO CONTEST. Defendants who plead guilty or no contest via the E-Docket Appearance have the same opportunities for payment plans, compliance dismissals,  or deferred disposition.
  • Request an EXTENSION of the due dates established by a previous judgment and/or payment plan.
  • Seek resolution of outstanding Mesquite WARRANT(S) via the establishment of a payment plan.

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Payment Requirements: 

  • Compliance Dismissals you will be required to pay the applicable fee(s) immediately after your E-Docket Appearance

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PLEASE NOTE: While the Court will make every effort to dispose of your case(s) via E-Docket, unfortunately, that may not be possible in all circumstances.