Steps to take after receiving a citation:
1.) Read your citation.
There is important information provided to you on the citation.
2.) Wait 72 hours after receiving your citation before you contact the court.
This will ensure that the court has received the citation and has the information entered into our computer system.
3.) Answer due by date given on citation.
You may make this appearance either in writing or in person.
>> Telephone calls do not satisfy this requirement.
>> Persons under the age of 17 must appear in court.
When answering a citation you must enter one of the following pleas below:
When you enter this plea, you are stating to the court that you believe you are innocent of the charge and you wish to have your case placed on the trial docket.
Entering this plea means that you are admitting to the offense as charged. You will be required to pay the applicable fine plus all court costs. In certain circumstances, you may qualify for "Deferred Disposition" or Defensive Driving" to help keep the offense of off your record.
Contact the Court at (903) 798-3009 or (903) 798-3790 for more information about warrants and how to resolve them without being arrested.