Online Services Available

Got a citation for a moving violation?   

Save time by going online to set up your Deferred, Driver Safety today.
  • Please be aware that not all violations may be paid online, some will require your appearance in court or payment must be made in the Municipal Court clerk's office as additional paperwork will be required.
  • If your citation qualifies for an deferral you will be able to select those options along with making a full payment online.
  • Not sure if your citation qualifies? contact the court today at 97-564-7311 or online.

Self Help Legal Resources

Below are several sources of information for persons who do not have a lawyer.  The information is not legal advice and does not take the place of talking to a lawyer.

  • Texas Law Help - Information about different areas of the law for people who are handling their own simple civil legal matter.  It also has a Chat service that allows the user to chat with someone who can help.
  • Texas Court Help - Videos and other information in English and Spanish about going through the court system, including information about how to find a lawyer, where to find forms, and how to get ready to go to court. 
  • Texas State Law Library Consumer & Self-Help Information - The State Law Library web site has Self-Help information, forms, and links.  Its Ask a Librarian feature allows users to get legal information from a librarian by email.

Can't Afford a Lawyer?

The courts do not provide direct legal services, represent individuals in legal matters, maintain a list of pro bono attorneys, or match individuals with pro bono attorneys. Please understand that funding for legal services is extremely limited and as a result, programs must turn away many with serious legal needs. At most, the State Bar of Texas can offer you referrals to low-cost civil legal services agencies in your area. For a listing of legal service providers by county, see the Referral Directory for Low-Income Texans (PDF).

If you do not qualify for legal aid, contact the Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1-800-252-9690. Through the Lawyer Referral Information Service, a person may have a thirty-minute consultation with an attorney for $20. At the end of the consultation, the attorney and individual may discuss possible representation and price structure. Please understand that the Lawyer Referral Information Service is not a pro bono or reduced-fee program.

Other Helpful Resources

 

Important: It is always best to have a lawyer.  The law and court proceedings are complicated, and lawyers have legal training. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and help get the best result possible in your case. Sometimes even simple matters can have consequences that you are not aware of or do not understand.

NOTE:  YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN MUNICIPAL COURT.