Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.
Hunter entered a not guilty plea on nine felony counts including theft in office, tampering with evidence, forgery and misuse of a county credit card.
She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is a status report update between the judge and attorneys for both sides on March 4.
Speaking afterward, Bishop Bobby Hilton with the National Action Network called the charged against Hunter "trumped up." He says her county appointed attorneys haven't done any of the things they were supposed to do. He also says Hunter is being targeted because she is a Democrat.
Watch the brief court hearing: