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Municipal Court

Class C misdemeanor criminal cases including traffic violations for which the maximum fine upon conviction does not exceed $500, and for which no jail term may be assessed, are tried in Municipal Court. Cases involving violations of city ordinances are also tried in the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court judge is appointed by the City Council.


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Contacts

Annie Torres,
Court Administrator
Phone #: 281-489-1229
Fax #:
E-mail Address: atorres@cityofmanvel.com


OPTION #1 - PLEAD NO CONTEST OR GUILTY AND PAY THE FINE

  • IN PERSON – You may appear at 20025 Morris Avenue (Highway 6) during business hours.
  • BY MAIL – Check the appropriate plea on the reverse side of your ticket and sign your name. Mail your ticket along with your cashier's check or money order for full payment to:

    • Manvel Municipal Court
      P.O. Box 190
      Manvel, TX 77578

  • ONLINE – You can make your fine payment online on or before your appearance date.  Also, a 5% processing fee will be added to your payment.

If your citation is in WARRANT STATUS, you will not be able to pay online.

YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WITH DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ID OR MAIL IN PAYMENT.

(Notice: NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.)

OPTION #2 - PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND REQUEST A TRIAL

If you wish to plead not guilty, you or your attorney must appear in person or make a request by mail to the Court on or before the response date on your citation. Court Hearings CANNOT be scheduled by telephone. Once a trial date is set the Deferral and DSC options are no longer available.


OPTION #3 - REQUEST DRIVING SAFETY COURSE (DSC) OR MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE

You must make this request by the response date on the front of your citation. If you fail to request Driving Safety by the response date on your citation you will lose this option.


OPTION #4 REQUEST DEFERRED DISPOSITION (PROBATION)

You must make this request by the response date on the front of your citation. If you fail to make a request for Deferred Disposition by the response date on your citation you will lose this option.


CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING THIS CITATION

Failure to complete one of the four options shown above on or before the response date on the front of this citation will result in:

1. A warrant being issued for your arrest at which time the fine amount will be the maximum allowed by law PLUS Court costs and fees.
2. A request to the Texas Department of Public Safety for the denial of driver license renewal.
3. If a warrant for your arrest is issued, you will be subject to arrest at your home, place of business or wherever you may be found.

A telephone call does not constitute a response. Inability to pay this fine is not an excuse for failure to answer.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUVENILES

Juveniles (ages 10-16) MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN for a court hearing. A Court appearance is also required for Driving Safety Course or Deferred Disposition. DO NOT MAIL FINE.

You and your parent are required to appear before the Court. You and your parent have a legal obligation to provide the Court in writing with your current address and residence. The obligation does not end when you reach the age of 17. On or before the seventh day after the date you or your parent change residence, you or your parent shall notify the Court of the current address by completing a “Juvenile Change of Address” form. A violation of this requirement may result in arrest and is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by fine up to $500.00. The obligation terminates only on full discharge and satisfaction of the judgment. “Juvenile Change of Address” forms are available at the Court Clerk’s window.


Notice: Nothing contained on this site is intended as legal advice. You may wish to consult an attorney before deciding which option is appropriate for you.

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NOTICE: Nothing contained on this web site is intended to be construed as legal advice.

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