If you have been issued a traffic citation, the
following plea options are available:
1. Guilty or Nolo Contendere (No Contest). Fine and court
cost will be assessed.
2. Not Guilty, your case will be set for a Pre-Trial
Hearing with the Assistant District Attorney. For Not Guilty Plea click HERE .
Alternatives to Payment of Fines
and Court Costs.
A defendant who is convicted of a criminal offense
punishable by fine only is entitled to alternative methods of satisfying the
judgment against them if they are unable to pay the fine or court costs, in
whole or in part.
Alternative methods include:
1. A payment plan, allowing the defendant to make payments
toward the fine and court costs in designated intervals. Note that if any
amount is paid more than 30 days after the judgment assessing the fine or court
costs then a $15 time payment fee is assessed.
2. A disposition of the amount assessed by performing
community service. There are many options that meet the requirements of the law
for community service, See Code of Criminal Procedures Art. 45.049 for full
details. A defendant is entitled to a minimum of $100 credit for every 8 hours
of community service performed.
3. If performing community service imposes an undue
hardship, a defendant who is indigent or who lacks sufficient resources to pay
may be entitled to a waiver of the fine and court costs, in whole or in part.
For Driver Safety Course Request, please review the
Click HERE for Driving Safety Course
Instructions. Should you qualify
for Driving Safety Course click HERE for request form and plea.
If defendant does not have sufficient resourced to pay, an
Affidavit of Indigency click HERE must
be completed and submitted to our court for review.