What can I do about this ticket?
- You may either pay the fine amount, or request a court appearance, probation, or defensive driving.
- If this citation is for failing to display proof of insurance and you can show proof of coverage on the date of citation issuance, the citation will be dismissed.
- If your citation is for an expired inspection sticker, and it is renewed within 20 working days and was not expired more than sixty days, the Judge may charge a $20 administration fee and dismiss the violation.
- If your citation is for an expired registration sticker, and it is renewed and the penalty fee is paid with the tax assessor collector’s office within 20 working days, the judge may charge a $20 administration fee and dismiss the violation.
- Proof must be delivered to the court office within the first 15 days after receiving your citation. If you fail to provide proof as required, a Failure to Appear (FTA) charge will be levied and can result in an additional fine.
Can I take a Driving Safety Course?
About the Course
Note: Do not take the course before obtaining court approval.
If charged with a traffic offense under the Subtitle C, Transportation Code, a request may be made to take a driving safety course. This option will result in a dismissal once you have complied with all the terms.
You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:
- You do not possess a Commercial driver’s license.
- You have not completed a Driving Safety Course for ticket dismissal in the previous 12 months.
- You have a valid Texas driver’s license or permit.
- You have valid proof of insurance showing you as a covered driver.
- Your violation was not in a construction / work zone with workers present.
- Your citation was for a moving violation.
- Your actual speed must be less than 25mph over the speed limit (if cited for speeding).
Within 15 days from the date of offense, mail, or bring the five items listed below to the court and upon approval, the court will grant permission to take the course. If applying by mail, please wait to receive permission from the court before taking the course.
If you are eligible, you may sign up for a Driving Safety Course by sending the following five items to the court or appearing at the court on or before your appearance date:
- A copy of your valid insurance showing you as a covered driver
- A copy of your valid Texas driver’s license
- Required fees: $129
- The Driving Safety Course Affidavit Form
- The Driving Safety Course Request Form
Upon Course Completion
You have 90 days to allow the driver to complete the course, receive a certified driving record copy from the Department of Public Safety and complete the course. Upon submission of your driving record and proof of course completion, the citation will be dismissed.
What Is deferred disposition?
Deferred disposition is up to six-months unsupervised probation. During the deferral period, you cannot receive another violation of the same nature. To qualify for deferred disposition, you cannot currently be on a deferred disposition program at this court or any other court. You cannot have completed a deferred disposition program in the last 12 months.
If you qualify, fill out an application for deferred disposition. You will be required to pay the applicable special expense fee and state costs at the time of the application.
If you would like to know what the total special expense fee and state costs will be prior to your coming into the office and completing an application, you may call 817.636.2783.
How can I clear a warrant?
If your citation is in warrant status, you may have the warrant cleared by one of the following:
- Pay Online
- Paying the fine amount in the form of money order, cashier check, MasterCard, or Visa
- Posting an attorney bond
- Posting a cash bond
** WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH**