Financial ConsiderationIf you are assessed a fine and court costs related to this citation and are unable to pay, please bring this to the attention of the judge. The judge is able to discuss alternative sentencing with you. It may include but is not limited to community service. It is your responsibility to prove to the court your inability to pay.
Safe HarborThis court is a safe harbor. If you have a warrant out for your arrest and come in to make an effort to resolve your case(s), you will NOT be arrested. The court is only interested in resolving your case(s). You may appear during the Judge's hours if you need payment arrangements. If you are able to pay in full you may do so via our online payment option on this website or in person during regular business hours.
Notice of Potential Driver's License Suspension
A 2nd or subsequent conviction of the offense, No Vehicle Liability Insurance, under the Texas Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act will result in the suspension of your driver’s license and motor vehicle registration unless you file and maintain evidence of financial responsibility with the Department of Public Safety for 2 years from the date of conviction. The department may waive the requirement to file evidence of financial responsibility if you file satisfactory evidence with the department showing that at the time this citation was issued, the vehicle was covered by a motor vehicle liability insurance policy or that you were otherwise exempt from the requirements to provide evidence of financial responsibility.
ImportantPersons under the age of 17 must appear in person in open court with a parent or guardian. All persons charged with an alcoholic beverage code offense must appear in open court. Police officers cannot answer questions about the fine amounts or court procedures.
If you fail to respond to the charge(s) by the appearance date shown on the citation, bottom right hand corner, an additional charge may be filed against you for failure to appear or violation of promise to appear, and warrants may be issued for your arrest with additional fines/fees.
Guilty or Nolo Contendere PleasIf you wish to enter a plea of guilty or Nolo Contendere please indicate your decision in the proper space below. A plea of Nolo Contendere, or no contest, means that you do not contest the state’s charge(s) against you. Also, this plea cannot be used against you in a civil case. Entering either plea indicates that you agree to waive your right to trial before the court and pay the fine as stated on the Offense and Fines List.
Not Guilty PleaIf you wish to enter a plea of not guilty and desire a trial please indicate your decision in the proper space below. The court will send you a notice for a pre-trial conference date within 10 days. If you have not heard from the clerk within 2 weeks, please contact the court.
ALL FINES & COURT COSTS ARE EFFECTIVE 09/01/2019. IF YOUR CITATION WAS ISSUED PRIOR TO 09/01/2019, PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT FOR THE CORRECT INFORMATION.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 1 - 5 p.m.
Phone calls do not constitute an appearance.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 1 - 4 p.m.