Municipal Court City of Luling

The City of Luling Municipal Court is the judicial branch of city government. The Municipal Court handles all Class C misdemeanors, fine only offenses, that are filed by the City of Luling Police Department, Animal Control, and Code Enforcement. Class C misdemeanors that are seen in Municipal Courts include:
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  • Traffic Violations: moving and non-moving violations, commercial vehicle violations, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no drivers' license, etc.
  • Parking Violations: violations of the traffic code and/or city ordinances and are handled administratively as opposed to being criminal cases.
  • State Code Violations: Class C misdemeanors (crimes punishable by a maximum fine of $500) include: public intoxication, theft (less than $100), disorderly conduct, minors in possession of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.
  • City Ordinance Violations: violations of juvenile curfew, park curfew, environmental violations (pollution, land-development violations, health and safety violations associated with food service establishments, rubbish at a residence, and animal violations), etc.

E-COURT APPEARANce - NEW!!!!

The City of Luling Municipal Court now offers an E-Court Appearance option! E-Court Appearance allows defendants to dispose of eligible cases (see eligibility requirements below) via a video conference with the judge through the use of ZOOM either on your computer or wireless device. E-Court Appearance is being offered while the court is not holding in person court dockets.

  E-Court Appearance is available each Wednesdays beginning April 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm.

Please call the Court Clerk at 830-875-2115 to set up your virtual court date and then simply click the link below and type in the Meeting ID Number.
 
You must have a webcam/built in camera with sound and video on your device for E-Court to be an option for you.  You will be required to install the ZOOM APP on your wireless device before the conference begins if you do not already have the app.

Attending an E-Court Appearance allows the defendant to:

  • Enter a Plea of NOT GUILTY and request a trial by judge or trial by jury. Notice of your scheduled trial date will be sent to you for a later date to be determined by the court.  Public safety for scheduling will be our #1 focus.
  • Enter a plea of guilty or no contest. Defendants who plead GUILTY or NO CONTEST via the E-Court Appearance have the same opportunities for payment plans, compliance dismissals, driver safety courses, or deferred disposition.
  • Request an extension of the due dates established by a previous judgment.
  • Seek resolution of outstanding warrants
Municipal Court Mission
To be considerate, effective, efficient, and impartial in the administration of justice.

Municipal Court Vision

The vision of justice is for the Court to interpret and adjudicate applicable state laws, and to support the local community by providing efficient and effective services. In addition to providing fair and equal access to all citizens, we also strive to facilitate the timely disposition of cases with prompt and courteous service.

The court is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations and equal access to communications will be provided upon request.

More Information
Below are links for you to browse for further information. If you need to contact the court please feel free to do so at 830-875-2115 during regular business hours.

Self-help Legal Resources

Office of Court Administration Legal Aid Resources


Office of Court Administration Self-Help

Texas State Law Library

NOTICE: If you have received a citation from a DPS Trooper, Caldwell County Deputy Sheriff, or a Constable please contact: 

Shanna Conley, Justice of the Peace, Pct. #2
505 E. Fannin 
Luling, Texas 78648
Phone: 830-875-5260