Municipal Court

Municipal Judge - Juan A. Pimentel

Section 4.05 Municipal Court

(A) There is hereby established a court designated the Municipal Court of the City of Hidalgo.

(B) The Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction within the territorial limits of the City for the trial of misdemeanor offenses with all powers and duties granted by the laws of the State of Texas.

(C) The Judge of the Municipal Court shall be nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for a term of four (4) years to run concurrently with the term of office of the Mayor. Compensation shall be set by the City Council and may not be reduced during the term of office for which the Judge was appointed.

(D) In the absence or disability of the Judge, the City Council shall appoint an interim judge to preside over the Municipal Court.

(E) All costs and fines collected by the Municipal Court shall be paid to the City treasury for the use and benefit of the City.