Resolving Your Citation
RESOLVING YOUR CITATION
OPTION 1: PAY FINE
You may enter a plea of guilty or no contest and pay the fine(s). Either plea will substantiate a finding of guilt, which will result in a conviction on your driving record, and indicates your agreement to waive your right to a trial.
OPTION 2: PAYMENT PLAN
A 90 day Payment Plan is available upon request, a fee of $25.00 will be added to each case.
OPTION 3: DRIVING SAFETY COURSE
If you are charged with a traffic offense under the Transportation Code, you may request to take a driving safety course. This request must be made on or before the appearance date on your citation. A plea of no contest or guilty must be entered. Subject to qualification.
OPTION 4: DEFERRED DISPOSITION
Deferred Disposition may be granted at the discretion of the Judge. Deferred Disposition may not be available if you are currently on a Deferred Disposition for any other citation, have been on a Deferred Disposition in the preceding twelve (12) month period, have completed a Drivers Safety Course in the past twelve (12) months, there was an accident involved at the time you received your Citation, the moving violation occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers were present or if you are a hold of a Commercial Driver’s License.
OPTION 5: CONTEST CITATION(S):
If you wish to contest your violation, you may enter a plea of not guilty and request a pretrial. If you are represented by an attorney, he/she may submit a plea of not guilty with a letter or representation.
PAY COURT FINES ONLINE
You are able to pay your tickets online, in person or over the phone.
You may make online payments for any of the cases below:
Payment ordered in a Deferred Disposition (probation) Order;
Payment in full to waive the Show Cause Hearing;
Payment in cases with previously entered pleas of guilty or no contest and money is owed for an outstanding Judgment Order;
Payment may be made on a case where there is an Order for a payment plan or an Order to perform community service to discharge the debt;
Payment in full for a case where you have not previously entered a plea.
You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest. The case(s) will be reported as a conviction to the Texas Department of Public Safety whereupon it may be entered on your driving record or criminal record.