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100 E FREDDY GONZALEZ DRIVE
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 289 - 7797
Fax: 956 - 289 - 1134
Municipal Court - Court Procedures
When a defendant makes an appearance in court, the appearance is a formal proceeding. Defendants may make an appearance in person or by attorney in open court, by delivering a plea to the court, or by mail. A Telephone call does not constitute an appearance.
Defendants under the age of 17 must appear in open court with a parent or guardian for all proceedings. Marriage removes the disability of minority. Parents of defendants who are younger than 17 years of age and who are married need not be summoned.
“Parent” includes a person standing in parental relation, a managing conservator or a custodian.
The pleas in municipal court are: Guilty, Nolo Contendere, Not Guilty
If you plead guilty or nolo contendere, you should be prepared to pay the fine. You should contact the court regarding your options in making that payment.