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.
You MUST resolve your case with the Court prior to the due date listed
on your citation 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 Thursday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to pay your fine.
Web Payment:You may pay your fine on our website with a Visa or Mastercard. (click on link at bottom of page)
By Mail:Enter your plea, sign and date a plea document, 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 due date listed on your citation.
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 due 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:
- The form must be notarized;
- You must specify which type of trial you are requesting;
- You must provide your correct mailing address; and
- 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 submit a request to the Court on or before the due date listed on your citation.
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.
Online Payments: CLICK HERE
Farmersville Municipal Court
205 South Main Street
Farmersville, Texas 75442
Terry L. Douglas, Municipal Court Judge
Christi Dowdy, Municipal Court Clerk
Rick Ranspot, Warrant Officer