Criminal Court

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Criminal Court begins at 8:30 AM.                                   

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Probation office hours: are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Thursday 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon.

Payments on fines, cost, restitution, other fees and time pay accounts may be made during business hours listed for each department. Payments can also be mailed in or paid online at

Mission Statement

To provide the public with impartial and timely adjudication of criminal offenses; to divert offenders from criminal activity and increase public accountability through probation, drug testing, victim restitution and community service programs.

The Criminal Clerks:

  • Transfer arrest disposition reports and citations. 
  • Prepare and organize daily and jail dockets. Prepare files for trials, bond hearings and other scheduled events.
  • Provide assistance to the Judge during Court.
  • Maintain records of daily Courtroom activities. Update Public Court Connect with information on the result of cases each day. (Public Court Connect) 
  • Provide information to callers and answer correspondence regarding Criminal Court matters
  • Set up and monitor time payments.
  • Issue arrest warrants for defendants that are sworn out against them, failing to appear for court or failing to pay fines.

District Court (formerly Municipal Court) adjudicates misdemeanor charges and sets bonds in felony matters. According to Arkansas Statute, District Courts cannot adjudicate any felony charges.

All felony charges enter the District Court for plea and setting of bond. The District Court may also handle bond hearings and probable cause hearings. After this, these cases are transferred to Circuit Court for adjudication.

The Probation Officers:

  • Enforce orders of the Court
  • Ensure fines and costs are paid
  • Enforce orders for community service 
  • Meet monthly with persons who have been convicted of criminal offenses and placed on probation