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28 E. Washington  •  P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502
Ph: (918) 423-9300

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Municipal Court
Municipal Court Mission Municipal Court
To provide equal justice for all, to protect the rights of the victim and defendant, and if the defendant is convicted, assess a penalty which will deter the defendant and others from similar conduct which acts to the ultimate welfare of the entire community and reflecting judicial administration at its best.

Overview
The Municipal Criminal Court of McAlester is the judicial branch of city government and was created by state law and city ordinance as a court not of record (criminal not civil) to impartially hear violations of city ordinances. The court processes misdemeanor traffic and non-traffic offenses as well as parking violations. Charges can be filed by police officers, other city officials such as code enforcement, animal welfare, fire personnel, and citizens of the community. The maximum penalty in Municipal Court is $500, excluding costs / fees.

The mayor and City Council appoint the presiding judge for two-year terms. The court administrator serves as the chief administrative officer of the court and supervises all non-judicial employees.

More citizens come in contact with the judicial system through municipal courts than any other court, and the personnel of the Municipal Court of McAlester endeavor to present an image to the citizens of McAlester, in substance as well as form, which are reflective of judicial administration at its best.

The court is committed to the proposition that its function is to see equal justice provided to all. In light of that, the court is dedicated to protecting the rights of the individual citizen accused of a violation, yet, upon conviction assessing a penalty which will deter the offender from similar conduct, therefore acting for the ultimate welfare of the entire community.

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Deborah Hackler
Presiding Judge

Roger Wiley
City Prosecutor

Karen Boatright
Court Administrator

28 E. Washington St.
P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502

Ph: (918) 421-4939

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm