Public Notice

County Criminal Court #4 Docket Process under COVID Restrictions

Pursuant to Office of Court Administration Guidelines, no non-essential hearing should be held in person unless it is not possible or practicable to conduct the hearing remotely. Therefore, defendants and defense counsel should not appear at any setting unless ordered to appear by the court.

Reset forms will be available on the County Criminal Court #4 website under “Forms.”

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND DOCKET UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO PLEA YOUR CASE. DEFENSE ATTORNEY & CLIENT MUST APPEAR FOR PLEAS.

To Reset a Case:
E-file or email the filled out Reset Form (with Attorney signature) by noon on the day of the court setting. Please email Amanda Kish at
Amanda.Kish@dentoncounty.com to obtain the new Reset Date. PLEASE SEE THE JULY RESET DATE FORM TO DETERMINE YOUR RESET DATE.

To Plea a Case:
If you have reached a plea agreement with the State and want to dispose of the case, please contact Amanda Kish via email at
amanda.kish@dentoncounty.com to schedule a plea hearing. Plea  Hearings will take place on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 1:00 pm. You must have a set time before you can appear. Please email Amanda Kish to obtain your set time. Pleas will be taken using the previously issued “Bond Plea Process.”

To Set a Case for Trial:
Please contract
Amanda Kish via email at amanda.kish@dentoncounty.com for the Jury Trial Announcement date and form. Defendant, defense counsel and the ADA will need to sign this reset. Defense counsel can sign for Defendant if Defense Counsel has consulted with Defendant.

Defendant’s without attorneys: If you would like to request a court appointed attorney, please fill out the Court-Appointed Attorney request form, that is located under the “Forms” tab and submit same to Amanda Kish via email at Amanda.Kish@dentoncounty.com. Please do not come to court if you are sick. If you are sick, please notify the court via email and they will postpone your setting.

County Criminal Court No. 4

The Honorable Chance Oliver
Judge, County Criminal Court No. 4

Denton County Courts Building 
1450 East McKinney Street
Suite 2306, 2nd Floor
Denton, TX 76209-4524

(940) 349-2380
(972) 434-8838
(940) 349-5014 (Fax)

Access The Court's Live Stream

Check the status of your case »

courts-building

WARNING: Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, e-mail, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit! Doing so may result in serious consequences.

FAQs

Q:
Why does the court-appointed attorney refuse to speak with me about my family member’s criminal case?
A:

Family members, friends, and relatives of a criminal defendant often experience frustration because the lawyer refuses to discuss with them the pending criminal case. This is often due to the lawyer’s ethical obligations...


View All FAQs