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Defendant's Rights

Rights as a Defendant

      • You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
      • You have the right to testify on your own behalf or refuse to do so without consequences.
      • You have the right to retain an attorney, but you are not required to do so.
      • You have the right to represent yourself as a pro se defendant.
      • You have the right to plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest.
      • You have the right to receive a copy of the complaint before trial as well as other information the state has about your case. This is formally called Discovery and is your right upon request.

If you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court staff at the time of your request for a court date. If you have questions about your rights, you may hire an attorney.

Court for the City of Marlin Municipal Court is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 9:00 am. Jury Trials are scheduled for the 5th Tuesday of the month when they are available. 

You may NOT PAY the following cases through the mail, phone or online, you must appear in person:

      • Juvenile cases/under 17 years of age
      • Minors with Alcohol Charges
      • Assaults against a family member
      • Driving under the influence (DUI)
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