The Municipal Court judge is appointed by the City Council.
CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING THIS CITATION Failure to complete one of the four options shown above on or before the response date on the front of this citation will result in: A telephone call does not constitute a response.
Inability to pay this fine is not an excuse for failure to answer.
During the traffic stop, the Marshal or Officer may provide a toll free number for the individual to call and conduct a telephone payment transaction with the City’s credit card vendor.
This payment process has been initiated by the Municipal Court as a way to possibly bypass the necessity of arresting individuals with outstanding warrants.
Class C misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations for which the maximum fine upon conviction does not exceed $500, and for which no jail term may be assessed, are tried in Municipal Court.
Cases involving violations of City ordinances are also tried in the Municipal Court.At most, the State Bar of Texas can offer you referrals to low-cost civil legal services agencies in your area.For a listing of legal service providers by county, see the Referral Directory for Low-Income Texans (PDF). OPTION #2 PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND REQUEST A TRIAL If you wish to plead not guilty, you or your attorney must appear in person at the Court on or before the response date on your citation. Once a trial date is set the Deferral and DSC options are no longer available. If you request a 10-day extension to pay, you will NOT be eligible to take the Driving Safety Course.If you do not qualify for legal aid, contact the Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1-800-252-9690.