Preparing for Court

Items to Bring to Court

Before you come to court, here are the things you should bring with you:

  • Any documents that prove compliance with the judge's orders and/or sentencing
  • Any receipts regarding your case
    • Bond receipts
    • Cash bail receipts
  • Appearance letter and/or court documents
  • Do not use nicknames or an alias
    • Use the same spelling as listed on the documents related to the case and ensure spelling on the documents is correct, if they are not, please advise the court
  • Method of payment
    • Cash
    • Check
    • Credit card
    • Debit card
  • Proper identification
    • Driver's license
    • Passport
    • Texas ID
  • Provide the court with your current address and telephone number
  • Your copy of the citation

Court Etiquette

Appropriate dres

  • No obscene slogans on clothing or hats
  • Shirt and shoes are required

No cell phones are allowed in the Municipal Court

Failure To Appear

If you fail to appear in court as ordered, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest and you can be jailed and/or fined. For more information, comments or questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 361.777.4500.