Municipal Court

 

The Magnolia Municipal Court is the Judicial Branch of Magnolia city government. The Clerk’s office serves as the administrative arm of the Municipal Court. Magnolia Municipal Court handles Class “C” misdemeanors alleged to have occurred in the city limits of Magnolia.  Class “C” misdemeanors filed in our court are punishable by fine only.

Mission Statement:

To serve the community through the promotion of justice by providing an impartial forum for the resolution of all cases brought before the court in a manner such that the legal rights of individuals are safeguarded, and public interest is protected. The court will adhere to the Code of Judicial Conduct and incorporate a standard of excellence as well as maintain a productive and enjoyable work environment.

We hold the Code of Ideals as the key that unlocks our potential for exemplary customer service, for satisfaction in a job well done, and for pride in ourselves and our organization. Our leaders have empowered us to deliver quality service, and we will work together to achieve this goal.

Values Statement:

  • Excellence – We will provide and outstanding work product.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high moral principles and are mindful of the public’s trust in our work.
  • Accountability - We will accept responsibility for our actions and decisions.
  • Transparency - We will be visible, accessible, and open in our communication with the public.
  • Innovation - We will strive to improve service delivery by evaluating and introducing new methods, ideas, and programs.

Goals for FY 2022-2023:

The primary goal of the Municipal Court Department is to provide each defendant with a speedy and impartial trial when requested. This task can be accomplished by having a well-trained, knowledgeable, and dedicated municipal staff. Our promise to our citizens is to stay fully current and educated on the current laws and court procedures.

We will continue to implement our Warrant Resolution Program our court is a safe haven court defendants can handle their warrants without fear of being arrested.

We offer alternative solutions to manage citations during financial hardships with the proper documentation.

Please send an email with a copy of your drivers' license to request a court date

PLEASE NOTE: The Municipal Court DOES NOT accept faxes regarding cases. Please send correspondence via mail  to the mailing address listed above or you can send correspondence to the Court Administrator's email address.  

A telephone call does not constitute an appearance and continuances are not granted by telephone.

Notice:  Nothing contained on this site is intended as legal advice. You may wish to consult an attorney before deciding which option is appropriate for you.Court staff  is prohibited by law from answering legal questions of any kind or giving legal advice.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. If you need help finding an attorney, you may visit the Office of Court Administration Legal Aid Resources for more information. For self-help information,  please visit the Office of Court Administration Self-Help or the Texas State Law Library.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Rosenquist Presiding Judge
Steve Crews Alternate Judge
Frances Suarez Court Administrator (281) 305-0528
Megan Hesse Deputy Court Clerk (281) 305-0530