The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court provides a judicial forum for the resolution of civil disputes that arise within the Mashantucket community. The court also hears criminal cases when Native Americans are accused of violating the nation's criminal laws while on the reservation.
In civil matters the Court counsels parties to seek mediated resolutions to their disputes. The Court offers alternatives to prosecution to eligible criminal defendants through Pretrial Intervention (PTI) or by asking the defendant to commit to the Healing Journey Program (Drug Court).
If parties choose to resolve their differences by trial, a judge or jury (in criminal cases) will decide the case. If either party to the trial is dissatisfied with the factual findings and legal conclusions of the trial court, they may choose to appeal their case to the Mashantucket Pequot Court of Appeals, which will render a final decision.
The Court emphasizes monitoring and support to the criminally accused and the convicted, both juvenille and adult. Through comprehensive case monitoring, the Court seeks to guide parties through the process of reform and recovery so that they may continue to live productive lives within our community.
To obtain a complete list of attorneys authorized to practice before the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, please call 860-396-6156 or email PBrune@mptn-nsn.gov