Special Instruction for Juveniles and Minors
Texas State Law requires that all juveniles (ages 10-16) must appear in person with a parent or legal guardian in open Court regardless of the offense. For tobacco offenses, any defendant under the age of 18 must appear in open Court with a parent or guardian. For alcohol offenses, any defendant under the age of 21 must appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian. The Court will send a Summons in the mail to the address on the citation with a court date and time to appear. You may disregard the appearance date listed at the bottom of the citation. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AND DEFENDANTS RESPONSIBLITY TO LET THE COURT KNOW OF ANY CHANGES TO THE DEFENDANT'S ADDRESS UNTIL ALL CASES ARE DISPOSED OF.
In Person: You may make your appearance on or before your appearance date during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Payment plans are available upon request. The Court accepts card cards, with a $5.00 administration fee added, cash, personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks. Temporary or business checks will not be accepted.
- Copy of Driver’s License
- Copy of the Citation
- Plea Form
You may be eligible to have the citation dismissed by taking a Driving Safety Course , a Motorcycle Operator Training Course, if you were operating a motorcycle at the time you received the citation. To protect this right, you must appear in person or provide written notice to the Municipal Court on or before the date listed at the bottom of the citation.
- The alleged offense is not a moving violation;
- Your alleged speed was 25 MPH or over the posted speed limit or if your alleged speed was 95 MPH;
- You possess a CDL driver's license;
- Your alleged offense was Fail to Stop for School Bus;
- You have taken a driver's safety course within the last year;
- If the alleged offense occurred in a construction zone with workers present.
If you do not qualify for or do not wish to take a Safety Course, you may appear in person at the Court during regular business hours on or before your appearance date at the bottom of your citation to request a Deferred Disposition or you may request a Deferred Disposition by mail by downloading the form, DEFERRED DISPOSITION APPLICATION Please fill it out and send it in to the court on our before your appearance date listed at the bottom of your citation . Please include a copy of your Identification.
Deferred Disposition is a way of having your citation dismissed after completion of a probationary period, during which no additional convictions are received and after all requirements imposed in the deferred order are satisfied.
You will be required to pay the applicable court cost and a special expense fee by the end of your deferral date/probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probation period, which may be from one (1) day to one hundred eighty (180) days, the violation will be dismissed by the Court and not reported as a conviction.
- Your alleged speed was 25 MPH or more over the posted speed limit;
- You possess a CDL driver's license;
- The alleged offense occurred in a construction zone with workers present;
- Your alleged violation must be either a moving violation or a first offense of No Insurance/Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility. If you have a violation other than a moving violation or insurance violation and still would like to request a Deferred Disposition, you will have to request a Court date and speak with the Prosecutor and Judge.
Defendants under 25 years of age will be required to take a Driving Safety Course for all moving violations. Defendants with provisional driver's licenses will be required to take the "behind the wheel" test at the Department of Public Safety for all moving violations. If you're a juvenile (Ages 10-16) or a minor and your alleged offense was alcohol or tobacco related, you will be ordered to take the appropriate mandatory awareness class and will be ordered to do mandatory community service.