Farmersville Municipal Court
205 South Main Street
Farmersville, Texas 75442
Terry L. Douglas, Municipal Court Judge
Christi Dowdy, Municipal Court Clerk
When you receive a citation, you have several options available to resolve your case. These options vary depending on many different factors which include the type of violation, severity of the charge, age of the defendant, etc.
On the citation, there will be a court appearance date and time listed. You MUST resolve your case with the Court on or before this date to avoid warrants being issued for your arrest, as well as additional charges. The following are the options available to you:
PLEAD NO CONTEST OR GUILTY AND PAY THE FINE
In Person: You may appear at the Farmersville Municipal Court Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to pay your fine.
By Mail: Enter your plea, sign and date the plea form on the reverse side of your citation, and mail it to the Municipal Court with a check or money order. Please see the Fine Schedule to determine the amount you should remit for payment. To avoid additional fees for late payment, it must be postmarked on or before the appearance date listed on your citation.
By Phone: The Court accepts Visa and MasterCard by phone during normal business hours. Please note that when you make a voluntary payment by phone, a No Contest plea will be entered and you forfeit any right to request a Driving Safety Course or request a Deferred Disposition. Also, a conviction will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety for inclusion on your driving record.
PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND REQUEST A TRIAL
If you wish to enter a plea of not guilty, you and/or your attorney must notify the Court of your intentions on or before the appearance date listed on your citation. Court hearings cannot be scheduled by telephone, and a plea of not guilty must be in writing. If you plead not guilty, the Court will schedule a jury trial unless you waive that right. If you do, you may request a pre-trial hearing or a non-jury trial. If you request a jury trial, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-trial hearing. You may enter your plea of not guilty:
In Person: Appear in person at the Municipal Court Office to sign a plea document. Your plea will be submitted to the Judge and you will be notified by mail of your trial date.
By Mail: You can download the Plea Document and mail the form to the Court. The following items are required or the Court will not accept your plea:
1. The form must be notarized;
2. You must specify which type of trial you are requesting;
3. You must provide your correct mailing address; and
4. You must submit a copy of your driver's license. Your plea must be postmarked on or before the appearance date listed on your citation. Once your plea is received, it will be presented to the Judge and you will be notified by mail of your trial date.
PLEASE NOTE: If you plead not guilty and you are found guilty at trial, the Driving Safety Course and Deferred Disposition options are no longer available to you.
REQUEST A DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (DSC)
You may be eligible to have the charge dismissed by successfully completing a Driving Safety Course (or a Motorcycle Operator Training Course if you were operating a motorcycle at the time of the offense). To protect this right, you must make a formal request to the Court on or before the appearance date listed on your citation.
You are not eligible for a Driving Safety Course if you have taken a course within the past twelve (12) months, or if you hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
For more information and forms, please refer to the Driving Safety Course link.
REQUEST A DEFERRED DISPOSITION
You may be eligible to have the charge dismissed upon successful completion of a Deferred Disposition. This option is offered solely by the discretion of the Court and a request must be made prior to the appearance date listed on your citation.For more information and forms, please refer to the Deferred Disposition link.