Municipal Court of Record
COVID-19 COURT RESPONSE - COURT CLOSED
- The Court is closed until further notice.
- All hearings, pretrials and trials set for March and April are cancelled. Defendants will be notified by phone and mail of new date and time.
- The Court will not be issuing warrants for the months of March and April.
- If you have an approaching deadline and have completed the Court’s requirements, you may submit documents (class certificates or confirmation of community service hours by email, fax or place documents in an envelope in the drop box in front of City Hall, 922 Estates Drive.
- If you have an approaching deadline and need more time, please email your request email@example.com
- You may access your case and pay online.
- If you renewed your registration or driver’s license, email confirmation to the court. When you receive confirmation of receipt, access your case online and pay the $20 fine.
- Apply for a Driver Safety Course by completing the application (notary and certified mail waived), copy of insurance and payment by mail or drop box. Or email application and insurance. When you receive confirmation of email receipt, access your case online and pay the fee.
- Apply for Deferred Disposition by completing the form. Simply take a photo of the form and email it to the Court. You will receive a response of the deferred disposition agreement by email.
- If you have questions regarding your case, please email the Court at firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Your Case Online and Pay
The Woodway Municipal Court of Record has jurisdiction over Class C Misdemeanors and City Ordinance violations which occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only.
You have 20 business days to make an appearance before the court regarding the charge(s) filed against you. Appear in person, online or by mail. A telephone call is not considered an appearance.
PAY IN FULL - CONVICTION ON DRIVING RECORD
- If you wish to enter a plea of guilty or no contest, please indicate on the Request Form. A plea of no contest means you do not contest the charge(s) against you. The fine for a no contest plea is the same as for a plea of guilty.
- Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the court for trial. Please refer to the schedule to determine the total amount of fine(s) and costs acceptable by the court. If your violation is not listed, contact the court for the amount of fine and costs.
- Pursuant to Chapter 39 of the Criminal Code of Procedure, by paying the fine you are waiving your right to receive discovery information pertaining to your case. If you are requesting discovery information in regards to your case you must follow the rules of the Texas Criminal Code of Procedure.
- To pay in full, please complete the reply form. You may also pay in full online using a credit card or checking account. Paying online will be a conviction on your driving record.
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE & DEFERRED DISPOSITION
- To request to take a driving safety course or deferred disposition, please submit this Request Form. These options are available to you if you qualify so that the moving violation does not go on your driving record.
EXTENSION TO PAY 30 DAYS
- To request a 30-day extension to pay, please complete the Request Form. Requests for payment plans or requests for alternative means of payment (community service/jail time credit) are required to appear before the judge on Wednesdays between 9 and 10 a.m.
PLEA NOT GUILTY AND REQUEST A PRETRIAL
- If you wish to enter a plea of not guilty and desire a trial, please indicate on the reply form and mail your plea to the court on or before your 20-day appearance date. You will be notified by certified mail when you must appear for pretrial and any other required procedures. You have a right to trial by jury or judge if you so request.
FAILURE TO APPEAR
- If you fail to respond to this charge within the 20 days (business days) appearance time, the offense fine amount increases to the maximum amount and warrants issued. Warrant fees of $50 (each) may be assessed for executing or processing a warrant. If you fail to appear in court as required by law for the prosecution of the offense(s), you may be denied the renewal of your driver license and vehicle registration and assessed additional fees. This Court uses a private collection agency to collect on delinquent cases.
Juveniles - Summons to Parent / Guardian of Juvenile
State law requires that juveniles 16 and under appear before the judge in person with a parent or legal guardian. A parent/guardian summons will be mailed with the official court date. Juvenile Court is held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.
This summons issued to a parent is an order to appear personally at the hearing with the child. Failure of the parent to appear may result in arrest and is a class C misdemeanor. A child and parent required to appear before the court have an obligation to provide the court in writing with the current address and residence of the child.
The obligation does not end when the child reaches age 17. On or before the seventh day after the date the child or parent changes residence, the child or parent shall notify the court of the current address in the manner directed by the court. A violation of this subsection may result in arrest and is a Class C Misdemeanor. The obligation to provide notice terminates on discharge and satisfaction of the judgment or final disposition not requiring a finding of guilt.
State law requires that all minors (under 21) that are charged with alcohol/tobacco-related offenses must appear in person before the judge. The Judge Session is Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. Minors still in high school may appear during Juvenile Court the first Tuesday of the month.