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Citation Information

If you have not reached your 17th birthday on the day you received the citation, you must appear in person with your parent or legal guardian.
WARNING: PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 45.057, THE CHILD AND PARENT ARE ENTITLED TO WRITTEN NOTICE OF THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER SUBSECTIONS (H) AND (I) OF ARTICLE 45.057, CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. THE SUBSECTION READS AS FOLLOWS: (H) 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 JUDGEMENT OR FINAL DISPOSITION NOT REQUIRING A FINDING OF GUILT. (I) IF AN APPELLATE COURT ACCEPTS AN APPEAL FOR A TRIAL DE NOVO, THE CHILD AND PARENT SHALL PROVIDE THE NOTICE UNDER SUBSECTION (H) TO THE APPELLATE COURT.
This notice is furnished to you by the Municipal Court of the City of Bastrop, Texas, to assist you in making a decision on the charge(s) filed against you. ALL MINOR IN POSSESSION charges require parent accompaniment.

IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE CHARGE(S) BY THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE WILL BE FILED AGAINST YOU FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR OR VIOLATION OF PROMISE TO APPEAR AND WARRANTS CAN BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.

IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE. A plea of Nolo Contendere means that you do not contest the State’s charge(s) against you. Entering either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial and pay the fine as stated on the Offense and Fines List.

IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND DESIRE A TRIAL. The Court will send you a notice of your trial date within 2 weeks. If you have not heard from the clerk within a month, please contact us.

If you wish to appear in court, you may do so Monday and Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. (Phone calls do not constitute an appearance.)

Under the laws of the State of Texas, you may be able to require that this charge be dismissed by taking a driving safety course. HOWEVER, YOU WILL LOSE THAT RIGHT If you do NOT provide written notice to the Court on or before your appearance date (as shown on your citation) of your desire to do so. (Please read eligibility requirements on Defensive Driving Request.)

*Warning: Person fails to pay or satisfy a judgment ordering the payment of a fine and cost in the manner ordered by the Court, the person may be denied renewal of the person’s Driver’s License.

Phone calls do NOT constitute as an appearance. You MUST make written contact with the Court on or before your appearance date if you cannot appear in person.

If your offense if not listed, contact the Court.

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