Justice Court

Cases Handled by the Justice Court

Klamath County Justice Court handles Klamath County Animal Control violations, Klamath County and City of Merrill county code violations, and traffic citations issued by Klamath County Sheriff’s Department, City of Merrill Police Department and City of Malin Police Department.

Court Arraignments

An arraignment is a first appearance in court. Arraignments are held on Tuesdays on the date on the ticket issued to the defendant. The defendant may appear any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (it is closed from noon to 1 p.m.) as to accommodate the defendant.

If the defendant pleads Guilty or No Contest the matter will be resolved on that day. If the defendant pleads Not Guilty a trial/hearing will be set for a future date. An arraignment is a mandatory personal appearance unless the defendant resides outside of Klamath County in which they may appear via telephone on or before the court date on the ticket issued to them.

Suspended Driver’s Licenses

Does Klamath County Justice Court have a hold on your driving license? If so, please contact us and ask about our new payment plan policy for suspended licenses.

Legal Advice

Please note that the staff of the Court’s office cannot give legal advice. If you have a question as to how to proceed with any legal matter, please consult an attorney. For lawyer referral services, you may contact the Oregon State Bar at 1-800-452-7291.