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, then press 1.
How much is my ticket?
Fines and court costs vary depending on the type of violation. Contact the court no sooner than the 3rd day after it was issued at (432) 524-2791 or (432) 523-4820.
When do I have to pay?
Arrangements or payments must be made by the 10th day after the date of the violation; however, simple assault, juveniles (those 16 and younger) and alcohol related offenses involving a minor require an appearance in open court to enter a plea. Any request for an extension past the 10th day must be requested in person or in writing and approved by the Judge.
Will my ticket affect my driving record?
The Department of Public Safety adds two points per moving violation conviction.
What are the hours for the office of Municipal Court?
Monday through Thursday
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How do I tell if my ticket is under the jurisdiction of Municipal Court?
On your ticket, it will say "IN THE CITY OF ANDREWS MUNICIPAL COURT ANDREWS TEXAS" at the top, on the front of your citation.
How can I check and see if I have any tickets/citations at Municipal Court?
Where can I get information on an arrest warrant?
Contact the Court Clerk at (432) 524-2791 or (432) 523-4820, Option 1. You can also call Justice Court at (432) 524-1412 if you think it may be a County warrant.
I missed my court date. What are my options?
The following options are 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?
Andrews Municipal Court has an open docket which means most cases are seen in the order of appearance. If you have received a citation you must appear within 3-10 days from the date of the violation. If you have been summoned to court, you must appear on the date and time indicated on the summons.
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.
What if I failed to answer a summons?
Persons who fail to comply with a summons is subject to Contempt of Court and punishable by a fine not to exceed $100. In addition, a person shall be fined a sum of not less than $10 nor more than $100 if a person: 1) fails to appear without reasonable excuse; 2) files a false claim of exemption from jury service.
What do I wear?
You should be dressed in clothing reasonably acceptable for a court proceeding.