Phone #: (361) 293-6321
M - F:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on City observed holidays)

Municipal Court

Daniel Pelech
Municipal Judge
Daniel Pelech

Micha Steinmann
Court Clerk

Yvonne Rodriguez
Court Bailiff
Stephen Nobles
Comm Svcs/AC Officer
Municipal Court is held on Friday mornings at 900 Irvine Street, Yoakum, Texas

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 begin at 1:00 p.m
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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.