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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This is a collection of commonly asked questions and their answers. If you don't find an answer here or would like additional information, please feel free to call Municipal Court at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238

 

How much is my ticket?

Fines and court costs vary depending on the type of violation. Contact the Court at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238 for correct amounts.

 

When do I have to pay?

Arrangements or payments must be made by the 10th day after the date of the violation. Juvenile and alcohol related offenses involving a minor require an appearance in open court to enter a plea. All other offenses, please call Municipal Court at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238 for information.

 

Will my ticket affect my driving record?

The Department of Public Safety adds two points per moving violation conviction.

 

Is the Municipal Court closed during lunch?

Yes.  Office is closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

How do I tell if my ticket is under the jurisdiction of Municipal Court?

On your ticket, it will say "MUNICIPAL COURT CITATION" at the top center on the front of your citation.

 

How can I check to see if I have any tickets/citations at Municipal Court?

If there is any doubt whether or not you have an outstanding citation, please call the Court at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, ext. 238.

 

Where can I get information on an arrest warrant?

Please contact the Court Clerk at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238.

 

I missed my court date.  What are my options?

You have the following options available:  1) Pay the fine in person or by credit card; 2) appear in person and request extended time to pay; 3) hire an attorney

 

Can you tell me the date and time of my Court setting?

You must contact Municipal Court at (432) 524-2791 or City Hall at (432) 523-4820, Ext. 238.

 

I have a court date today.  Can I come in and pay my ticket before my court appearance?

Yes.  You will need to see the Court Clerk.

 

My deadline has passed to complete, return certificate, or obtain driver's record from the Department of Public Safety for the Driver Safety Course.  What do I need to do?

Pay the fine or ask the Judge to grant you an extension.

 

What is the difference between "Guilty" and "No Contest"?

If a defendant pleads "no contest" to the charges, that judgement cannot be used against the person if a civil suit is filed later.  It is not an admission of guilt.

 

I received a letter from the Department of Public Safety regarding the suspension of my driver's license.  How can I get this corrected?

You will need to contact the local DPS office for further information or the person who sent you the letter.