Municipal Courts are the judicial branch of city government. In addition, the Municipal Court is part of the state judicial system. Municipal Court hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, for which the maximum fine, upon conviction, does not exceed $500. They also hear cases involving violation of city ordinances, which may have fines up to $2,000 for certain offenses.
When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including, but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc. The first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before the 20th day after your citation date. Once you announce your intended plea, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court. If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternate sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety courseA phone call to the court does not qualify as an appearance.
Code/ACO/Building Pre-Trial Docket
October 10, 2019 1 pm
October 21, 2019 1 pm
October 28, 2019 10 am Walk In Court is available to those with active warrants.
Walk In Court
October 31, 2019 1 pm
Sign in from 8 to 12
Court will start at 1 pm
Monthly OCA Appointment and Fee Report
Texas Government Code 37.003
Alternative Options- Financial Hardship