Complaint / review text:
Germantown Municipal Court, located in Germantown, TN, is a seemingly heavy handed court which makes handling ones fines unduly burdensome. This court, from what I have seen, looks for "technicalities" within the law to jail people over minor traffic offenses forcing people to have to obtain Attorneys for violations such as minor traffic offenses they should be able to speak directly with the judge about.
I recieved two traffic citations for minor traffic violations such as seatbelt, taillight. I missed my court date when I fell on extremely hard times. I left Tennessee. When I called the court to see if I could reschedule my court date due to emergencies, I was told after anyone misses court a warrant is automatically issued and that person must be arrest "First" before they could talk to the judge.
So I asked the court clerk if I showed up simply to try to resolve my violation they would arrest me and I was told "Yes".