and Court Information from the Judges, Court Clerk and Staff of the
Municipal Criminal Courts
Court Clerk's office located in the David L. Moss Correctional
facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to facilitate the
release of inmates.
INFORMATION BAIL BONDS
never done this before…"
understand that having a friend or a family member in jail can be a
trying experience which requires your time, money and patience. The Booking Clerk's primary
duty is to assist with posting bail, release forms and to provide
information on how to get someone released from jail.
Release methods include: (1) posting the full amount of the bond in
case; (2) an Attorney's Affidavit; (3) Surety Bonds; (4) Pre-trial
Booking Clerk is unable to suggest an Attorney or Surety Bondsman
for you to use, please refer to the yellow pages under Attorney's or
Bail for use of their services if needed.
prisoners are released at the David L. Moss Correctional
IS HE/SHE IN JAIL?"
are three (3) basic reasons anyone is held in jail on City charges:
(1) for bail on a pending Court Appearance; (2) payment of a fine
after a court appearance; and (3) for days in jail after a court
appearance and jail sentence has been imposed.
of fines may be made 24 hours a day to the City Court Clerk or may
be served out at the rate of $15 per day regular time, or $25 per
day trusty time.
DOES IT TAKE SO LONG?"
Police Officer completes a minimum of three (3) reports before they
can deliver any person to jail. Other possible factors
include the distance traveled and how busy the booking facility may
be at the present time.
Also, the booking procedure must be completed before our
clerk can receive the information on what the charge is and what is
required to obtain a release.
DOES HE/SHE HAVE TO GO TO COURT?"
persons set for Municipal Court will be issued a colored card during
the booking process.
This card will include information on the date to appear for
Court, as well as listing the 8:30 a.m. arraignment time and the
Court location: Second Floor, Police/Court Building, 600 Civic
Center, Tulsa, OK
not miss your court date.
No one may appear in your place, except a licensed
attorney. FAILURE TO
APPEAR WILL RESULT IN A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST. If your court date is
missed, you will need to appear at Room 220, WARRANT OFFICE, between
8:00 and 9:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. YOU MUST BE ON TIME. Allow yourself extra time in
case you can't find a parking place. No Children are allowed in
the courtroom, so please arrange for their
APPROPRIATELY. Shorts, skorts and tank
tops, etc., are not permitted in the courtroom.
CAN I GET MY BOND MONEY BACK?"
a cash bond has been posted, it will remain posted and held until it
is released by judicial order.
If a plea of guilty or nolo is entered, the bond can be used
to pay the fine and costs or returned by check to the cash
TO APPEAR FOR ANY SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE SHALL RESULT IN THE
FORFEITURE (LOSS) OF THE BOND AND THE ISSUANCE OF A BENCH