Citation Options

Making An Appearance
Defendants have 20 business days from the date of the citation, to make an initial appearance in person, by mail, or by attorney representation. Please allow 3-5 business days before appearing in person.

Failure to Appear on or Before Your Response Date
Failing to appear on or before your appearance date may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, additional charges for failure to appear, and a fine increase.

How to Take Care of a Citation


Options for Adults 18 years or older

    Option 1 - Pay the Fine
    Option 2 - Request Deferred Disposition
    Option 3 - Request Driving Safety Course 
    Option 4 - Request a Court Date
    Option 5 - Compliance or Insurance Dismissals
Juveniles and Minors 17 years or younger must
Request a Court Date

Driver Record Points

 All moving violation convictions are reported to the State and may incur penalty points and/or surcharges. See a list of violations that add points to a Texas driver record.