Court Docket & Appearances

The Roanoke Municipal Court has scheduled Plea docket, Attorney, Juvenile and Show-Cause dockets on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Trial dockets are generally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month.

You may request to be set on the court docket at the Court Clerks office or in writing through the mail. Requests to reset your appearance on the Court docket must be made in writing to the Judge at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled court docket.

Motion for Continuance (PDF)

Failure to appear may result in a warrant for your arrest, additional fees and a possible conviction to your driving record. 

Plea Options


All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. You have the choice to choose one plea. Please review your plea options here.

Dress Code


Clothing should be consistent with the respect and dignity of the judicial process. It should be constructed and worn in such a manner that it is not unduly revealing or offensive.

 The Following Clothing Will Not Be Permitted in the Courtroom:


  • Anything containing words, pictures or symbols that are:
    • Obscene
    • Profane
    • Related to drugs
    • Related to gangs
    • Sexually suggestive
  • Bathing suits
  • Body piercings, unless they are covered
  • Facial piercings will need to be removed
  • Hats 
  • Lingerie
  • Pajamas
  • Pants that allow undergarments or bare skin to show, such as low cut hip-huggers and loose fitting pants that expose boxer shorts
  • Swim wear
  • Tops That Aren't Allowed: 
    • Bare shoulders
    • Bare-midriff topsHalter tops
    • See-through tops
    • Spaghetti straps
    • Tank tops
    • Tops with open backs 
This dress code is strictly enforced. The defendant will be asked to leave the court and return in proper attire if not in compliance with this code.