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.

Attorneys, Bond Companies & Prosecution



Click on the link for information on the following:




Attorney Letter of Representation - Within 21 Days:

 

At 4:00 p.m, the front windows stop taking all attorney paperwork.

 

Letters of representation are only accepted by mail and in person at the Court. Phone, email, fax, or live chat or not options to file paperwork.

 

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).

 

 

Mail:

 

Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201 

 

The letter of representation must include:

    • Law office name, address, and telephone number;
    • Copy of bar card;
    • Signed by the attorney and not legal assistant;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing;
    • Citation number for each case you are representing (up to 10 cases);
    • A new letter of representation for each defendant.

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. The Court will provide a response by mail within 5-7 business days.

 

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



OR



In-Person:


At 4:00 pm, the front windows stop taking all attorney paperwork.


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201


For hours of operation: (Click Here)


The letter of representation must include:

    • Law office name, address, and telephone number;
    • Copy of bar card;
    • Signed by the attorney and not legal assistant;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing;
    • Citation number for each case you are representing (up to 10 cases);
    • A new letter of representation for each defendant.

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



Attorney Letter of Representation & Bonds - Past 21 

Days



Mail:


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201 


Must include:

    • Letter of representation (Law office name, address, and telephone number);
    • Copy of the bar card;
    • Signed by the attorney and not legal assistant;
    • Citation number for each case you are representing (up to 10 cases);
    • Bond(s) (for each case);
    • Must be signed by the defendant;
    • Must be notarized;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing;
    • A new letter of representation and bond for each defendant.

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. The Court will provide a response by mail within 5-7 business days.


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


Surety Bond Barcode Judicial Order (Click Here)


For Surety Bond's enter the Citation number and print the pdf document.

(NOTE: At this time, please use Internet Explorer to enter and print the pdf bond form.)


Surety Bond's Paperwork (Click Here) Example: (C12-123456-12)


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OR




In-Person:


At 4:00 pm, the front windows stop taking all attorney paperwork.

 

Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201

 

For hours of operation: (Click Here)

 

Must include:

    • Letter of representation (Law office name, address, and telephone number);

    • Copy of bar card;
    • Signed by the attorney and not legal assistant;
    • Citation number for each case you are representing (up to 10 cases);
    • Bond(s) (for each case);
    • Must be signed by the defendant;
    • Must be notarized;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing;
    • A new letter of representation and bond for each defendant.

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


Surety Bond Barcode Judicial Order (Click Here)


For Surety Bond's enter the Citation number and print the pdf document.

(NOTE: At this time, please use Internet Explorer to enter and print the pdf bond form.)


Surety Bond's Paperwork (Click Here) Example: (C12-123456-12)


You must have Adobe Reader. Get Adobe Reader for Windows / Get Adobe Reader for other systems





Attorney Letter of Representation & Bonds - In Jail



In-Person:


Dallas Marshal's Office 

1600 Chestnut Street 

Dallas, Texas 75226 


**Surety bond(s) can be processed at the Dallas Marshal's Office 24 hours daily, seven (7) days a week including holidays if the defendant is in jail. **

 

Surety bonds accepted from approved attorneys. 

 

Must include:

    • Letter of representation (Law office name, address, and telephone number);
    • Copy of bar card;
    • Signed by the attorney and not legal assistant;
    • Citation number for each case you are representing (up to 10 cases);
    • Bond(s) (for each case);
    • Must be signed by the defendant;
    • Must be notarized;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing;
    • A new letter of representation and bond for each defendant.

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


Surety Bond Barcode Judicial Order (Click Here)


For Surety Bond's enter the Citation number and print the pdf document.

(NOTE: At this time, please use Internet Explorer to enter and print the pdf bond form.)


Surety Bond's Paperwork (Click Here) Example: (C12-123456-12)


You must have Adobe Reader. Get Adobe Reader for Windows / Get Adobe Reader for other systems




Attorney Motions:


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.

 


Mail:


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St.

Dallas, TX 75201


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.

 

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.

 

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



OR



In-Person:

 

At 4:00 pm, the front windows stop taking all attorney paperwork.

 

Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201

 

For hours of operation: (Click Here)


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.



Bond Companies



In-Person:


Dallas Marshal's Office 

1600 Chestnut Street 

Dallas, Texas 75226 


**Surety bond(s) can be processed at the Dallas Marshal's Office 24 hours daily, seven (7) days a week including holidays if the defendant is in jail. **

 

Surety bonds accepted from approved bail bond agencies. 

 

Bonds must include:

    • Bond (for each case);

    • Must be signed by the defendant;
    • Must be notarized;
    • Name, address and phone number of the person you are representing.

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


Surety Bond Barcode Judicial Order (Click Here)


For Surety Bond's enter the Citation number and print the pdf document.

(NOTE: At this time, please use Internet Explorer to enter and print the pdf bond form.)


Surety Bond's Paperwork (Click Here) Example: (C12-123456-12)


You must have Adobe Reader. Get Adobe Reader for Windows / Get Adobe Reader for other systems


Prosecution Office


Dallas Municipal Court 

2014 Main St. 

Dallas, TX 75201 


Phone: 214-670-4439 

Fax: 214-670-4814

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


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



Email Service:


To register to receive email service. This is not a substitute for filing documents with the Court nor does it affect your communication with Court and Detention Services. (Click Here)



Pre-Trial Complaints:


Complaints for cases set for pre-trial are available at the Court's main windows. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide updated complaints online. (Should this say the Records Office?)



Deferred Offers: 


To view the Deferred Offer Schedule effective August 1, 2015 (Click Here

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