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Municipal Court Judge                Municipal Court Clerk, Interim Judge                

Robert "Bob" Jones                     Michelle L. Metheny                                           
                                                    mmetheny@cityofelkinswv.com    Phone: (304) 635-7142
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The Elkins Municipal Court hears cases of misdemeanor city ordinance, city code violations, parking and traffic violations.

Protecting the Rights of Citizens
Municipal Court judges and staff ensure citizens and users of the court receive efficient, fair and impartial justice, regardless of individual circumstances and background, in order to protect each citizen's right to due process under the laws of our country and state.

COVID 19 INFORMATION

The Court will follow saftey precautions issued by the WV Supreme Court. You MUST wear a mask, limited numbers of people will be allowed within the court room, and proper sanitization will be required before entering the court room. If you do not have a mask, the hearing will carry on as if you are a no show.

**PLEASE NOTE:

Elkins Municipal Court staff and Judge's must remain "neutral" in all cases. We will not give legal advice or discuss open cases. All legal questions need to be directed to a legal council.

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Frequent Questions

1.What are my legal rights?
You have 1) the right to be represented by an attorney, 2) the right to a jury trial , 3) the right to a continuance of your case in order to obtain an attorney or to have witnesses subpoenaed by the court.

2.When is it necessary to utilize the services of a Public Defender?
A Public Defender may be appointed for offenses that you may be sentenced to jail time. The defendant must meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the judge. After the Public Defender Application has been completed the Circuit Court Judge will approve or deny.

3.I am scheduled for Traffic Court but cannot make my appearance. What are my options?
You have the option of writing a request to the court requesting a continuance. Continuance requests are not guaranteed approval.
All continuance requests must be submitted 10 days PRIOR to the court date.

4.I am scheduled to appear at my criminal case but cannot attend. What, if anything, are my options?
You have the option of writing a request to the court requesting a continuance. Continuance requests are not guaranteed approval. All continuance requests must be submitted 10 days PRIOR to the court date.

5.How do I submit a request for a continuance?
Continuance requests may be submitted in person or by mail to:

401 Davis Ave, Elkins WV   26241

They can also be submitted by:

Fax: 304-635-7141
OR
Email: mmetheny@cityofelkinswv.com

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