City of Yoakum
Municipal Court
900 Irvine St.
PO Box 738
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-6321
Fax #:  (361) 293-5589
Municipal Court is held on Friday mornings at
900 Irvine Street in Yoakum.

Juvenile Court begins at 8:30 a.m. and
Adult Court begins at 10:00 a.m.

Bench Trials begin at 11:00 a.m.
Jury Trials begins at 1:00 p.m.
Raquel Gomez
Court Clerk
Stephen Nobles
Comm Svcs/AC Officer
The mission of the Municipal Court is pre-determined by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
and the Code of Judicial Conduct.  The court and all support personnel shall provide equal and
impartial justice under the law and process each case efficiently without delay or unnecessary
expense.  In addition, it is the mission of this division to provide a friendly environment
responding to the needs of all persons who come in contact with the Yoakum Municipal Court.
If you were issued a citation by City of Yoakum police, a specific date and time for you to appear
before Judge Pelech at the Yoakum Municipal Court is indicated on that citation.

The Yoakum Municipal Court is the first level of the judicial branch of government.  The
jurisdiction of the Municipal Court include Class C Misdemeanors occurring within the territorial
limits of the City of Yoakum.

The charges processed by the Municipal Court will be filed mostly by the Yoakum Police Officers,
but may also include county peace officers, state peace officers, parks and wildlife officials,
citizens, and a variety of city employees including, but not limited to, fire, code enforcement and
animal control officers.

Most cases are criminal in nature, but Municipal Courts have limited administrative jurisdiction
over certain City ordinance violations such as animal control and health and safety issues.  If you
are convicted and unable to pay the fine/costs immediately, there are alternatives to the full
payment of any fine/costs owed and we will discuss at our court in a safe harbor atmosphere.  
Should you not appear at our court, you could be arrested for failure to appear.

The Municipal Judge also serves as magistrate of the State and has the authority to issue warrants,
emergency protective orders and arrest warrants.
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Municipal Court
Municipal Judge
Daniel Pelech
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Jodie Garza
Court Clerk
Yvonne Rodriguez
Court Bailiff