Midland Municipal Court is now offering Virtual Court sessions Monday-Thursday at 3:30 PM. You may submit your request for an online hearing here. Virtual court allows defendants to resolve eligible cases remotely in order to promote social distancing.
Defendants that participate in virtual court hearings will have the same legal rights as those that appear in person without the requirement of waiting in line or returning to Court for a scheduled docket.
Defendants have the same opportunities for payment plans, driving safety course or deferred disposition. *These options are also available online to qualified defendants. Please review the Court’s website to see if you are eligible for the driving safety course or deferred disposition. You may be able to resolve your case without requesting a court hearing.
Virtual court will allow a defendant to remotely:
- Enter a Plea of Not Guilty and request a trial by a Judge or a Jury
- Enter a Plea of Guilty or No Contest and request a payment plan, community service, the driving safety course or deferred disposition.
- Request an extension of a due date
- Appear in response to a Revocation Hearing or Show Cause Order
You cannot participate in virtual court if you are under the age of 17, nor if you have been charged with certain criminal violations, such as minor with tobacco or alcohol, or any theft or assault charges. The clerk will notify you if you are not eligible to participate and you will be set for an in-person hearing.
You must have a webcam or built-in camera with sound and video on your device for virtual court (the camera on your phone will work for Zoom). You must have a stable and fast internet connection. You will be required to install the Zoom application before the hearing begins.
Defendants are not permitted to record the virtual court or Zoom Hearing.