So you have received a citation
Step 1: Call (832) 595-3450
Here are some really good reasons why you should call first:
- You may be able to make alternate arrangements such as safety course
- You may be able to avoid long lines
- You will receive instructions that will help you resolve your citation quickly
Step 2: Make arrangements to attend court on your specific court date
What to bring:
- Driver’s License or ID
- Current insurance
- Insurance information from the time when the ticket was received
- Other: Call ahead to make sure you have everything you need
What to wear (yeah, it matters)
So, you missed your court date
For regular court sessions, please plan to arrive well before the beginning of the session. When you arrive, you will be checked in by the Court personnel. If you plan to plead “Guilty” or “No Contest” for a single moving traffic offense and pay the fine and costs immediately or within thirty (30) days or are eligible and plan to request Deferred Disposition or the Driving Safety Course,you will see the Clerk. If you are planning to plead “not guilty,” you will see the Prosecutor. If you have multiple offenses, no insurance, or no drivers license, you will see the Judge.
All cases are called on a first come first served basis. At the appropriate time, you will be called to the window, the prosecutor’s office, or the Courtroom. If due to a heavy volume the Judge is not able to see a defendant during the regular court session, the defendant will be rescheduled to an overflow docket.
Because of the delays caused by the heavy caseload, it is strongly suggested that you do not bring small children to Court. If you must bring small children to Court, you are expected to see that they remain quiet and well behaved. If children cannot remain quiet and well behaved, you will be asked to leave the courtroom with your children and your case will be placed at the end of the docket or rescheduled to another day.