COVID-19 update: Court resumes June 2. See the revised procedures below.
2304 South First Pl.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
The Broken Arrow Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic and misdemeanor offenses committed in violation of current city ordinances. All felonies and misdemeanors committed in the City of Broken Arrow, but outside the parameters of the Broken Arrow City Code, are prosecuted in Tulsa or Wagoner County District Courts.
As in all other Oklahoma courts, individuals charged in Broken Arrow Municipal Court have the right to remain silent, the right to confront witnesses against them, the right to retain an attorney and the right to a speedy and impartial trial.
- Maintain Social Distancing.
- All Defendants and court personnel must wear a face covering.
- Check-in with the Court Marshall, then wait in the courtroom or in your vehicle, depending on what you are instructed by the Court Marshall.
- If you are asked to wait in your vehicle, wait there or outside the building until you are notified by the Court Marshall to enter the courtroom.
- When you enter the courtroom sit only in designated chairs.
- No More than 15 defendants may be in the Courtroom at one time.
- After you enter the courtroom, be seated. A prosecutor will talk with you within a short period. When the Judge calls your name, go to the podium. Your charges will be explained to you, and at that time, you will enter a plea of “not guilty” or a plea of “no contest” or a plea of “guilty”. If you enter a plea of “not guilty” a trial date will be set, and you will be given written information concerning trial procedure. If you enter a plea of “guilty” or a plea of “no contest” the Judge will either find you guilty, and assess a fine and court costs, or put you on probation pursuant to your conversation with the prosecutor. If you need time to pay the fine and costs, you will be given time. If the prosecutor offers you probation, the Judge may or may not go along with the recommendations of the prosecutor.
- When you leave the courtroom exit through the door on the right (as you are facing the back of the courtroom).
Broken Arrow Municipal Court utilizes a variety of dockets to dispose of its cases. These dockets are as follows:
An arraignment is the formal reading of a criminal charging document in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to the charges, the accused is expected to enter a plea of "not-guilty", a plea of "guilty", or, in some circumstances, the court will accept a plea of "nolo contendre" ("no contest").
If the defendant enters a plea of "not guilty", the judge will assign a new court date for a jury trial or for a non-jury trial. If the maximum fine for the offense does not exceed $500, and if the offense does not carry any possible jail time, the matter will be set for a non-jury trial. If the maximum fine for the offense exceeds $500, and/or the offense carries possible jail lime, the defendant is entitled to a jury trial unless the defendant waives his/her right to a jury trial.
If the defendant enters a plea of "guilty" or a plea of "nolo contendre", one of two things will happen: (1) The defendant will be found guilty and assessed punishment as set forth in the applicable Broken Arrow ordinance, or (2) The defendant may be placed on probation with an opportunity to have the charge amended to a less serious charge or even dismissed. Prior to going before the judge, the city prosecutor will speak with the defendant and let him/her know whether he or she is eligible for probation. If eligible for probation, the defendant has the right to choose whether to accept probation.
If the judge finds a defendant "guilty" of a charge and assesses a fine and court costs, payment is due at that time unless other arrangements are made with the judge.
All individuals must check in with the Court Marshall in the lobby prior to appearing before the judge.
For those appearing in Municipal Court, there is a strict dress code established by the judge. Those failing to meet this dress code will not be allowed in court or will be moved to the end of the docket.
- No shorts
- No cut-off jeans or cut-off slacks
- No jeans or pants with obvious tears or holes
- No dirty or muddy clothing
- No torn or raggedy T-shirts
- No thong-type footwear
- No hats
- No shirts or jackets with abusive or objectionable emblems or wording on them
- No facial piercings
- No gum, mints, candy etc. to be consumed while addressing the judge
If you pay your citation on or before the date it is due, the Court Clerks accept cash, credit card, money order, cashier’s check or personal check. The Court Clerk cannot accept personal checks for citations involving probation or on citations that have gone warrant.
Payments May Be Made:
In person at The Justice Center, 2304 S. 1st Pl. in Broken Arrow at the Court Clerks window from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding city holidays. You man also use the night drop box located on the front (east) side of the Justice Center. Do not put cash in the night drop box.
Through the mail. Payments should be made payable to the City of Broken Arrow and addressed to:
Broken Arrow Court Clerk
PO BOX 610
Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Online at BrokenArrowOK.gov – follow the prompts for online payments. Juvenile citations and/or warrants cannot be paid online.
Please keep in mind the Court Clerks are there to help assist with docket management, taking payments, and scheduling conflicts, but the Court Clerks are not legal advisors and cannot give legal advice as to how to handle your pending matters in Broken Arrow Municipal Court.