Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Failure to
A telephone call
does not constitute an appearance. Any requests for action on a case has
to be made in person before the date you are to appear. Otherwise, you
are in danger of receiving a Failure to Appear Warrant.
How can payment be
made on my ticket?
In Person: Personal checks,
money orders, cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) will be
accepted at the Court Clerk's Office window located at the address
above. A service fee will be applied to credit card payments.
personal check or money order may be made by mailing to
the address above. Please do not put cash in the mail. Payments
sent by mail must be accompanied by a signed plea form (see back of ticket).
card can be may 24-hour a day by calling 800.444.1187. A service
fee will be applied to credit card payments.
Payments using a
credit card can be may 24-hour a day online. A service fee will
be applied to credit card payments. [click
What if I need to
If you desire
payments, you will be required to fill out an application at the court
clerk's office on or before your court date. If you meet the
qualifications, you will be given a payment plan. Please keep in mind
that there is a $25.00 fee for each violation put on the payment plan if
the fine is not paid within 30-days.
Where is my ticket
Our court only processes cases originated with the City of Shoreacres.
Defense Driving Course:
You are eligible to
take the course for a moving violation if you have not taken the class
in the last 12 months for dismissal of a traffic citation and do not
have a commercial license. You will need to furnish a current proof of
insurance, Texas Driver's license and pay a $107.00 state and administration fee.
You will be given 90 days to complete your course.
What if I have an
You must submit
proof of insurance valid for the date you received citation for no proof
of insurance. Verification will be required from the insurance company
as to the time insurance was purchased. If it proves to be valid, the
citation will be dismissed.
Can I have an
expired motor vehicle inspection and/or expired registration
Upon producing a
receipt to the court for either charge, as long as the time expired does
NOT exceed 60 days these citations may be dismissed with a
$20.00 dismissal fee before defendant's first court date.
What if I request a
If you enter a plea of not guilty and request a trial, the court
will arrange a trial date. You may request either a trial by judge or
trial by jury.
Please note that a
plea form must accompany any request or disposition for any citation
that is received if the fine and costs are mailed in prior to
your initial court date. Proper attire and conduct in court is expected