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****EFFECTIVE 9/1/19 DRIVER SAFETY COURSE FEES HAVE CHANGED****
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE (non school zone) $130.00
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE- SCHOOL ZONE $145.10
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The court cannot give legal advise. It is recommended that you consult an attorney if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your case. This court CANNOT speak to anyone about another person's citation.
Any persons under the age of 16 years old, you must with a parent or guardian make an appointment to speak with the Judge about your citation in open court.
A plea of NO CONTEST means that you do not contest the State’s charge(s) against you but are not admitting guilt and agree to pay the fine/costs assessed by the judge. A plea of GUILTY means that you do not contest the State’s charge(s) against you and admit guilt and agree to pay the fine/costs assessed by the judge. A plea of NOT GUILTY and you would have to decide either a trial by judge waiving my right to a jury trial or trial by jury. This means that you intend to contest the charge(s) against you. Your case will be rescheduled for trial and you will be mailed notice of when to appear for the pre-trial hearing.
Pay citation in full: appear in person, pay online, or mail in payment. Submitting full payment for your fine and costs constitutes a plea of no contest and the offense will be reported as a conviction.
Extension to pay in full: enter your plea in writing and submit it to the court by your due date. The offense will be reported as a conviction. You will be given 30 days to pay in full. If not paid within 30 days a $25 time-payment fee will be added.
Driving Safety Course (DSC): you must meet all the requirements for DSC located on the bottom of your yellow pamphlet provided to you. Mail in a copy of your current Texas Driver License, paper copy of your insurance, a notarized affidavit located in the inside of the yellow pamphlet. The court cost for DSC is $110.00-$135.00 (school zone)
Deferred Disposition (probation): You must enter your plea and submit it to the court along with a copy of your DL and proof of auto insurance by your due date. If approved, the probation period may be up to 180 days. Fees will be assessed by the Judge. CDL holders are not eligible for deferred. For any offenses occurring in a construction zone while workers present a deferral is not an option. If you are under the age of 25 you will also be required to complete the DSC as a condition of the deferral.
Dismissals: Potential dismissals for such offenses as Expired Registration, Expired Driver License, or Defective Equipment may be dismissed if you remedy the defect( if expired registration you must pay the penalty fee with the tax assessor's office), submit in paper form (photos or receipts) to the court either by the 20th day after your citation date or by the "on or before" date listed on your citation which these dismissal carry a $10.00 dismissal fee. If you were cited for No Insurance and you had current insurance the date of your citation, you may present proof of your insurance to the court for a dismissal with no dismissal fee. If you did not have current insurance the date of your citation, your case cannot be dismissed.
When paying fines by mail, send Cashier's Check or Money Order only. Cash or personal checks are not accepted. To pay with a credit card online or by phone, contact certified payments at 1-866-549-1010 or go to Certified Payments webpage. When paying a citation for Precinct 1, you must use bureau code 3740102 to allocate your payment to this precinct. This bureau code is for Precinct 1 payments only. If you remit payment to this bureau code for another precinct citation, your payment will be refunded and your case may fall delinquent in the correct court.
Driver Safety Course
CIVIL CASE INFORMATION:
The court cannot give legal advise. It is recommended that you consult an attorney if you are unsure of how you are wanting to handle your case.
SMALL CLAIMS FILING FEE$51.00 FEES FOR SERVICE: $75.00 (per person being served)
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