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 JUNE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.