Court & Detention Services


You have 21 days from when the citation was issued to appear. You may make your appearance online, by mail, by telephone, and in person. Live Chat and email do not satisfy an appearance. If you fail to make your appearance within the 21 days, you are subject to added fines, fees, and possible warrants for your arrest. Civil citations have 31 days to appear. If you are unsure which type of citation you received, you can contact the Court before the 21 days expires to verify.

Court Appearances


Court Frequently Asked Questions:


I have a court date, and I can not make it, how can I re-set it?


You may request a pre-trial reset in-person at the Court.  You may not request a reset by phone, email, fax, or live chat.


This request needs to be made at least one (1) day before the day of the pre-trial. A cash bond in the amount of the citation will be required to reset a pre-trial date.


The Court mailed me a Show Cause hearing, what is that?


Failure to Comply with Terms of the Agreement:

 

If you fail to meet the requirements of an order set by the Judge, the Court will set your case for a show cause hearing and will mail a hearing notice to the last known address on file. The show cause hearing is your opportunity to speak with a Judge regarding why you failed to meet the requirement(s).  

 

A conviction is reported to the Department of Public Safety as required by law if you fail to appear, to comply or fail to give a satisfactory explanation at a hearing before the Judge. Depending on the status of the case, a warrant may be issued.


Can I re-set my Show Cause hearing?


Show Cause hearings are not able to be re-set. 


I want to hire an attorney, can the Court recommend one?


No, the Court is not able to recommend an attorney. 


If you have hired an attorney to represent your case(s), the Court will communicate all matters through the attorney. Contact the attorney's office for advisement or status of your citation(s). 


Make sure you keep in contact with the attorney's office for court dates, payments, or programs that are due. You can also look online under the Citation Search to review dates and times.

 

A request to change something the attorney has set up for you must go through that attorney's office. (Due dates, amounts, or programs.)


I made the wrong plea or requested the wrong program, how can I change it?


You may request a change of program, plea, or Judge's order, by mail and in-person at the Court with picture identification. You may not request court changes by phone, email, fax, or live chat. This request needs to be made at least one (1) day before the court hearing. Be prepared to make any payment owed at the time of the request. 


I want to file a motion with the Court, how do I do that?


The Court is not able to give legal advice on how to prepare a motion, you may consult with an attorney for legal issues


You may file a motion, by mail and in-person at the Court with picture identification. You may not file motions by phone, email, fax, or live chat.

 

A pre-trial hearing will be conducted pursuant to article 28.01 of the C.C.P, and therefore all pre-trial motions must be filed in writing at least seven days before the pre-trial date. You must provide three (3) copies of the paperwork and deliver one to the windows, one to the prosecution office, and one to the judiciary. 

 

All motions will be reviewed and ruled upon by the Judge. Please allow the Court 4-6 weeks to contact you.


I have a court hearing, but I need a translator, what can I do?


Spanish interpreters are at the Court for those in need of one. Please contact the Court before the court date if you need an interpreter for a language other than Spanish.


You may request an interpreter by mail or at the Court. You may not request a reset by phone, email, fax, or live chat


For all request by mail: 

 

The Court uses the postmark date on the letter (stamped by the postal service) as the received date. Mailing certified is recommended but is not required.


To review citation(s), status, or balances (Click Here). Example: (C12123456 Do not enter the dash) (Warrants will appear in red)