A.   Postponement Of Trial: Before a trial commences in the Municipal Court, either party, upon good cause shown, may obtain a reasonable postponement thereof. (2007 Code § 11-24)
   B.   Trial Procedure: In all trials in the Municipal Court as to matters not covered: 1) in this chapter, 2) by the statutes relating to Municipal Criminal Courts, or 3) by rules duly promulgated by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the procedure applicable in trials of misdemeanors in the District Courts shall apply, to the extent that they can be made effective. (2007 Code § 11-25)
   C.   Contempt:
      1.   Obedience to the orders, rules and judgments made by the Municipal Judge or by the Municipal Court, may be enforced by said Judge, who may fine or imprison for contempt committed while holding court, or committed against processes issued by said Judge, in the same manner and to the same extent, as the District Courts of this State.
      2.   It shall be an offense to be in contempt, directly or indirectly, of the Municipal Court of the City, and of its orders. (2007 Code § 11-26)
   D.   Presence Of Defendant At Trial:
      1.   The defendant must be personally present at the trial in the Municipal Court. (2007 Code § 11-27)
      2.   If, without sufficient excuse, a defendant fails to appear according to the terms or conditions of the bond, either for hearing, arraignment, trial or judgment, or upon any other occasion when presence in court or before the Magistrate may be lawfully required, the Municipal Judge may direct that fact to be entered upon the court minutes, thereby declaring the bond to be forfeited. Without advancing court costs, said Judge shall then cause the forfeiture to be certified to the District Court of the County, where it shall be entered upon the judgment docket and shall have the full force and effect of a District Court judgment. At such time as the forfeiture is entered upon the District Court Judgment Docket, the District Court Clerk shall proceed in accordance with the applicable provisions of State Statutes. (2007 Code § 11-27; amd. 2019 Code)
   E.   Judgment:
      1.   At the close of a trial in the Municipal Court, judgment must be rendered by the Municipal Judge, who shall cause it to be entered in his docket.
      2.   If the judgment of the Municipal Court is of acquittal and the defendant is not to be detained for any other legal cause, said defendant must be discharged at once.
      3.   If the defendant pleads guilty or is convicted after trial, the Municipal Court must render judgment thereof, fixing the penalty within the limits prescribed by this Code or other applicable ordinance, and imposing sentence accordingly. (2007 Code § 11-28)