Municipal Court - FAQ
Want To Plea Guilty?
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE, submit a written plea along with the fine amount. A plea of Nolo Contendere means that you do not contest the state's charge(s) against you. The fine for a Nolo Contendere is the same as that for a plea of Guilty. Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial. Make your remittance by Cashier's Check or Money Order (CASH OR PERSONAL CHECK NOT ACCEPTED) to the Municipal Court. Return your copy of the Citation with your remittance to assure proper credit.
Want To Plea Not Guilty?
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, you must appear in person to sign a request to see the Judge on or before the due date of your citation.
Want To Request Defensive Driving?
REQUESTS FOR DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (DSC) will be accepted ONLY IF PROCESSED PRIOR TO YOUR APPEARANCE DATE. You must have a valid Texas Driver's Licenses, not be charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the limit, and must provide proof of financial responsibility. If you have a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) you are not eligible for Defensive Driving. Driving record and affidavit required before the end of the deferred period. Call or write the Municipal Court IMMEDIATELY to learn the correct procedure.
Don't Miss Your Court Date
IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO YOUR CHARGE BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST YOU FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR PROMISE TO APPEAR AND A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE COURT AND NOT THE COURT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT YOU.
*PHONE CALLS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE!!