The Municipal Court serves as the City's judicial branch of government; as well as a part of the State of Texas judicial system. Garland Municipal Court is a Court of Record which hears Class C Misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic violations, city ordinance violations and fine only offenses. As an impartial servant in the administration of Justice, the Courts purpose is to hear legal matters, process and retain Court records, collect and track all fines, fees and restitution's of the Court.
When you receive a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including, but not limited to: the type of violation, the severity of the violation, the age of the defendant, etc.
The first thing you will need to do is enter a plea on or before your appearance date. Once you announce your intended plea and complete the contact information card with your current information, you may be scheduled for a court date, or you may have the option of disposing of the case without appearing in open court.
If your situation allows you to resolve the matter without appearing in open court, you may pay the fine, provide proof for expired violations or insurance matters, or you may be eligible for an alternate sentencing option such as deferred disposition (deferred adjudication), or a driving safety course. For additional information, call 972-205-2330.