Please note that upon attending court, and to ensure the safety of everyone at the courthouse, expect to be screened by the Court Bailiff before allowed access to the courtroom. Firearms (even if you have a permit), pocket knives, “leatherman” type multi-use tools, scissors, knitting needles and other pointed or sharp items are not allowed in the courthouse. Anything considered to be a weapon or that is deemed unacceptable by the security staff will be confiscated.
As the defendant in a criminal case in the State of Texas, you have certain rights regarding the inspection and reproduction of the evidence in the case that the State has filed against you. You have the right to review those items prior to entering a plea.
You should understand that the State has a continuing duty to disclose to you or to the court any document, item, or information that is exculpatory, impeaching, or mitigating, or that would tend to negate your guilt or would tend to reduce the punishment for your offense.
Understanding that you have these rights, know that proceeding with payment at the window, by phone, online or at first appearance will in effect waive your right to discovery, except as provided by law.
The mission of the Municipal Court is predetermined by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Court trials are held weekly and preliminary hearings are held three times weekly. Community service, teen court, defensive driving, payment bonds and deferred adjudication are programs provided to assist defendants in bringing their cases to final disposition.
The Court and all support personnel shall provide equal and impartial justice under the law and expedite each case efficiently without delay or undue expense.
- Coordinated the execution of two annual warrant round-up events
- Held a Teen Court Advocate Banquet to honor outstanding participants
- Continued positive juvenile interaction and increased participation in the Teen Court Advocate Program
- Coordinate the execution of two annual warrant round-up events
- Continue the expansion of the teen court and alternative juvenile sentencing programs
- Explore and implement additional collection processes for increased efficiency and resolution of pending cases