Virtual Court

Individuals may appear either by video or by phone using Zoom, which is a remote conferencing service.  

Zoom meeting login information for court scheduled on OCTOBER 6, 2021 at 5:30pm follows below.  The court clerks will initiate the Zoom meeting at 5:00pm for sign in.  Court will begin at 5:30pm with opening remarks, and defendants will be called in the order received during sign-in.  Each participant will be called on individually to enter a plea and make any statements after which the court will enter a judgement.  For a description of pleas, click here.

To plea guilty or no contest and appear before the judge:

  • Meeting Link:  Click here to open Zoom
  • Meeting ID:  893 1732 5003
  • Meeting Password (case sensitive):  MuniCourt

To plea not guilty and meet with city’s prosecuting attorney:

If you intend to plea not guilty, the court clerk will transfer you to a "Breakout Room" where you will meet one-on-one with the city’s prosecuting attorney.  Please remain in the Breakout Room until the city’s prosecuting attorney joins you.  If you have questions while waiting, you may send those to the court clerk using the chat feature. 

Instructions to Appear by Video Using a Computer:

Zoom provides two options to join by computer:  (1) download the Zoom app to your computer, or (2) open Zoom in a browser window.  If you do not want to download the app to your computer, select option 2.

To appear by video using a computer, you will need a web camera and microphone connected to your computer.  If you do not have a microphone, do not join by computer rather use the instructions provided below to join by phone.  If you have a microphone connected to your computer, audio will be provided through your computer.  Do not also join by phone.  Doing so will create audio feedback.

  1. Click on the meeting link above.  OR, open a browser window and enter in the URL field.  Click "Join a Meeting"
  2. Enter the "Meeting ID" shown above.
  3. Enter the "Meeting Password" shown above.

Click here for a help guide.

Instructions to Appear by Video Using a Smart Phone:

Be sure to download the app well before the scheduled court hearing.  In addition, be sure your phone is charged or plugged in because using Zoom will significantly drain the phone’s battery life.

  1. Download the free Zoom Cloud Meetings app to your smart phone.
  2. Click "Join a Meeting".
  3. Enter the "Meeting ID" shown above.
  4. Enter the "Meeting Password" shown above.

Instructions to Appear by Telephone (no videoconferencing):

Use this option if you do not have a webcamera & microphone for your computer or smart phone.  

  1. Call this number:  1-312-626-6799
  2. Enter the "Meeting ID":  893 1732 5003
  3. Enter the password:  926006701
  4. Note:  Press "*6" to mute/unmute yourself when called upon.  In addition, you are unable to use the chat feature.  If you plan to plea "not guilty", please state so after opening remarks so that we can forward you to a breakout room.

If the phone number above does not work, try one of the following numbers by location:

  • 1-646-558-8656 (New York)
  • 1-301-715-8592 (Germantown)
  • 1-669-900-9128 (San Jose)
  • 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma)
  • 1-346-248-7799 (Houston)
  • 888-475-4499 Toll-free
  • 833-548-0276 Toll-free
  • 833-548-0282 Toll-free
  • 877-853-5257 Toll-free

Note:  If you logged into Zoom using your computer and your computer has a microphone, your computer will provide audio.  You do not need to follow the instructions below to dial in by telephone.