CORONAVIRUS: COURT UPDATE
TOWN OF TROPHY CLUB MUNICIPAL COURT
The Municipal Court is open, but many cases can be handled by e-mail without an appearance in person
We are required, by the Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order #29 and the Office of Court Administration COVID-19 Update No. 19, to handle all business to the best of our ability by remote means. We are still working in the office and will answer phones and e-mails to help resolve all citations in a timely manner.
It is your responsibility to contact the court on or before the due date on your citation and to verify you have sent in all required paperwork. Just a phone call or e-mail does not constitute an appearance. You must submit paperwork with your request, along with ALL required Documentation and have a final response back from the court office. In most cases, that response will come the same day, or within 24 hours (excluding weekends or Holidays). This response will notate all paperwork is received and explain your next steps to take.
If you e-mail or call and we do not receive ALL paperwork and required documents on or before your due date, you have not appeared.
1. Print off correct paperwork from the “Court Forms Library” and E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org with ALL required documents or you can mail the form to our office with required documents at:
Town of Trophy Club Municipal Court
1 Trophy Wood Dr. Trophy Club, Texas 76262
2. You can pay your fine at www.trafficpayment.com, this may result in a conviction and may be reported to the State, unless you have made prior arrangements with the court.
You can e-mail email@example.com to get any questions answered, be sure to include a copy of your Identification in the e-mail.
You may call 682-237-2990 to get any questions answered and for instructions on how to timely respond by your citation due date.
If the defendant is 17 or older the court cannot speak with anyone but the defendant, they must contact the court. If a defendant is 16 or under, they must appear before the Judge with a parent or Guardian and the court will automatically set for a court date Parent or Guardian may call or e-mail with questions.
Payments will be due within 30 days of the request, unless otherwise requested. Once the paperwork is sent in, you will be sent information on how to pay online, by phone, or mail. The Municipal Court Office will try to accommodate needs as presented. If requests are submitted and staff cannot do it by e-mail/mail you will be e-mailed/mailed a Notification so you can handle it on Court Date setting.
If there is a Compliance Dismissal (Registration, expired driving license or Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility) staff can make special arrangements to dismiss those by e-mail or mail. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Trophy Club Municipal Court is committed to providing those we serve with high quality customer service that is effective, efficient, and delivered in a professional environment, while accomplishing the duties incumbent upon it by the Town of Trophy Club Charter and the laws of the State of Texas, thereby earning and maintaining the public’s respect, confidence and satisfaction. Furthermore, the Municipal Court is committed to ensuring all defendants receive fair and impartial treatment and are aware of all options available under state law.
This Municipal Court occupies a unique position within the Texas judicial system. Because it is the judicial branch of municipal government, it has the power to hear Class ’C’ Misdemeanor cases and impose fines. No jail time may be directly imposed, except as punishment for contempt of court. However, when there is willful refusal or neglect to pay assessed fines, the Judge has the power to place an individual in confinement until the fine is either paid in full or served in jail.
Municipal Court’s Jurisdiction
This Municipal Court’s jurisdiction includes the following, which occur within the corporate town limits of Trophy Club and Marshall Creek Park:
- Class C Misdemeanors
- Parking Violations
- School Attendance Violations
- Traffic Violations
- Town Code/Ordinance Violations
Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.
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