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.
IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, you must contact the Court before or on the due date of your citation.
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. Driving record and affidavit required before the end of the deferred period. Call or write the Municipal Court IMMEDIATELY to learn the correct procedure.
IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO YOUR CHARGE BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST YOU FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND A WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE COURT AND NOT THE COURT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT YOU.