Municipal Court Questions
What do I do after receiving a citation (ticket)?
Please allow the Court 5 days to receive the ticket from the police department. Either you or your attorney must contact the Cuero Municipal Court in person or by mail by your appearance date which is located on your citation.
If I just want to pay the fine, what do I do?
You have the option of pleading Guilty or Nolo Contendere (No Contest) and paying the fine on
or before your appearance date. A payment may be made: (a) in person; (b) via mail by mailing the fine payment.
How may I pay the fine?
Any time you send information to the Court you need to provide full information, including citation number, full name, address and telephone number, in order to ensure your case is properly credited. Please be aware that the Court does not accept personal checks. Some citations may be paid online.
What if I want to enter a plea of Not Guilty & request a trial before the Court?
JUVENILES (under 17 years of age) MUST APPEAR IN COURT.
DO not MAIL PAYMENT.
Will a Pre-Trial, Bench Trial or Jury Trial cost me more?
Do I need a lawyer?
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUNICIPAL COURT IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM PROVIDING A COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY TO A DEFENDANT.
Do I have a right to an appeal?
Can I be arrested if my citation goes to warrant?
Can I take DSC to have my ticket dismissed?
Can I walk in & see the Judge anytime?
12. Is there another option other than taking DSC to keep it off my driving record?You may request Deferred Disposition. Deferred Disposition is commonly referred to as "probation." Basically it means that you will pay the fines and fees accessed by the Judge and he will agree to "defer" his finding of guilt for a period of up to 180 days. With this request, you will enter into an agreement with the Court that you will not receive any convictions in your deferral period. If you completed the deferral period without incident, the violation will not affect your driving record. If you get another conviction or do not pay the fees accessed by the Judge, you will have a Show Cause hearing to determine the result of your case.
I have a commercial driver's license, can I take a DSC or get deferred disposition?