Criminal Procedure

Municipal Court

It is required that each defendant personally appear in Williston Municipal Court to be notified of their rights and enter a plea, on or prior to their court date.  When arriving for court, the defendant will need to check into the Williston Municipal Court office to sign in, receive their notification of rights, and complete any paperwork.  There are mandatory minimum requirements for certain driving offenses that are set by state law.  You can find all of the state laws at the North Dakota Century Code web site.  The City of Williston has a specific code of ordinances that everyone must follow, and can be found at their web site here.