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No, you do not have to appear in court if you send in your plea form and inform the Court of your decision regarding your citation. For more information, call the Municipal Court at 512-357-6700.
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No, you will not be arrested. Should you not respond, you will be sent a pre-warrant letter in the mail. At this point you may still inform the Court as to what you would prefer to do regarding your citation.
If you fail to respond to the pre-warrant, a warrant will be issued. Once you receive a warrant, a hold will be placed on your driver’s license and you will not be able to renew it. An additional hold will be placed on your vehicle registration; you will not be able to renew or register your vehicle. Additional court fees will apply.
We have options available if you cannot pay your citation right away. You must inform us regarding what you are able to pay and we will work with you. We have payment plans available; you may have an extension if you need a little more time, and we offer community service to those that qualify.
If this is your situation, please download and fill out the Payment Option Application located under Forms. Be sure to fill out everything and send as soon as possible. Help us to help you!
Please read your plea form. See additional eligibility requirements.
We are open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can’t make it in these hours, we have a little black mail box you can drop your information off in. We check it every morning.
You can always mail in your information as well to:
Martindale Municipal CourtP.O. Box 365Martindale TX 78655
Deferred Adjudication or Deferred Disposition is a type of probation. Defendant is placed on a probation for a certain period of time, typically 90 to 180 days. If the probation is successfully completed, the case is “dismissed”- without a conviction. If conditions are not met, the defendant will be convicted and have to pay the fine.
If you wish to do Deferred Disposition Contact Court for Requirements.
We are located off Highway 80 close to where it intersects with Highway 142. We are located on the same strip as the Martindale City Hall and Martindale Community Library.
Our physical address is:
407 Main StreetMartindale TX 78655