Facing a charge in a court of law can seem frightening and even nerve-wracking. In many types of situations, it is possible to have significant charges heard in Alabaster Municipal Court. It is a very wise idea for individuals who might have a hearing in Alabaster Municipal Court to familiarize yourself with the court, the applicable charges, the potential penalties, available defenses, and criminal defense attorneys.
The Alabaster Municipal Court is located in the City Hall at 1953 Municipal Way in Alabaster, Alabama. City Hall is close to 11th Avenue and Alabama 119. The building houses several administrative offices, which can make it difficult to find the office of one’s choice.
Court is held on the second fourth Wednesday of each month except for the months of November and December. There are morning and afternoon dockets that are heard during these days. Morning court runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Afternoon court runs from 2:00 pm until the docket is completed. Trials are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month.
The Alabaster Municipal Court has limited jurisdiction that extends to local ordinance and non-criminal traffic violations. The Municipal Court hears cases including disorderly conduct, domestic violence, possession of small amount of marijuana, driving a vehicle under the influence, speeding, petty theft, trespassing, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The Municipal Court cases are heard by one municipal judge who is appointed for a term of two years.