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Link to Sebastian County Site to view District Court Database

General Information

Topics include:

  • Administration
  • Hours of Operation
  • Holidays
  • Court Etiquette
  • Decorum
  • Payment Options
  • Insufficient Checks
  • Fees
  • Public Access to Records
  • Jop Opportunities

FAQ's

General Information FAQ's

  • What are court costs and why do I have to pay them if I did not appear in court?
  • What happens if I do not make a plea or ignore my ticket?
  • When will I receive my refund check?
  • When can I expect a restitutuion check?
  • Can I have a public defender appointed to represent me in District Court?
  • Can the city or county prosecuting attorney's office give me personal legal advice?
  • Must I appear in court if I was served with a subpoena?
  • How much is my traffic ticket?
  • How can I research the statute or ordinance I was charged with?

Criminal / Traffic FAQ's

  • How much is my traffic ticket and where can I pay it?
  • How many points will be placed on my driving record?
  • How can I check the status of a case?
  • What happens if I do not make a plea or ignore my ticket?
  • What do I do if I missed my court date?
  • How do I get information about a warrant for my arrest?
  • Will I be assessed a court cost for appearing in court?
  • Will I get paid as a witness if I have been subpoenaed to court?
  • Must I appear in court if I was served with a subpoena?
  • How can I find a lawyer?
  • Can I have a public defender appointed to represent me in District Court?
  • Can the City or County Prosecuting Attorney’s office give me personal legal advice?
  • What is my duty as a victim?
  • Where can I retrieve information regarding a jail inmate?
  • How do I file a criminal case?

Community / Alternative Service FAQ's

  • Can I chose where I want to work?
  • Can I work half days or partial days?
  • What if I miss a scheduled work day due to an illness?
  • What if I do not sign in or out on the time sheet at the work site?
  • What do I need to do if it raining or in the event of inclement weather?
  • What if I am unable to work due to a disability?
  • If I do not live in Fort Smith, can I perform community service somewhere else?
  • What do I do when I complete my assignment?

Criminal Traffic

Topics Include:

  • Forms
  • Mandatory Court Appearances
  • Non-mandatory Citations
  • No Liability Insurance Citations
  • Fail to register / expired state tags citations
  • No drivers license / expired drivers license citations
  • Parking Citations
  • Traffic school - first offender program
  • Requesting a trial and the trial process
  • Court appointed counsel
  • How to request a continuance
  • Issuance of subpoenas
  • What to bring to trial
  • Appealing a charge
  • Petition to seal or expungment
  • Payment plans
  • Outstanding warrants

Civil/Small Claims

Topics Include:

  • Civil division information
  • Small Claims division information
  • Fees
  • Complaint
  • Service
  • Answer
  • Counterclaim
  • If you are the defendant
  • Trials and hearings
  • Judgment
  • Schedule of Property
  • Appeal
  • Collection
  • Satisfaction
  • Forms

Community / Alternative Service

Information about our community service and alternative service programs

Court Related Links

A list of names, addressess and links to websites you may find helpful