How to Handle Your Citation

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FORMS have been revised to accommodate processing during this time.  Follow the instructions indicated on the applicable form.

The following MUST plea before the Judge in Open Court.  Juveniles & Minors:  A court date will be mailed to the address listed on the citation.
  • Juveniles - All Offenses
  • Minor Alcohol Offenses
  • Assault Family Violence (Contact the Court Clerk for information.)  

​Allow 3 business days for the court to receive your ticket.   
Can I handle my ticket without going to court? 

In most cases, yes.  Refer to the following information.     

   

Can my ticket be dismissed? 

If your ticket does not qualify for a dismissal, review the plea information and determine your plea. 


After you determine your plea, review and select one of the four options to handle your citation.
Option #1:  Pay Ticket - Final Judgment (No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Refer to the Offense Fee Chart to obtain the amount.  Be advised that payment will result in a conviction and forfeits any right to request a Driving Safety Course or Deferred Disposition for possible dismissal of your citation. A conviction of an offense under a traffic law of this State or political subdivision of this State may be reported to DPS.
  • Online:  Pay in full at trafficpayment.com.  (Plea Form not required.  Payment must be made by the defendant.)  
  • Mail:  (1) Download and fill out the Plea Form, or fill out the Plea Form on your citation; (2) Check or money order payable to Celina Municipal Court.  
  • In Person:  Forms of payment:  Cash, Check, Money Order, or Credit Card.  (A convenience fee applies to debit or credit card transactions.)

Option #2:  Request a Driving Safety Course (No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Option #3:  Request Deferred Disposition  (No Contest or Guilty Plea)

Option #4:  Set for Trial  (Not Guilty Plea) 


  • Download and fill out the Plea Form, or fill out the Plea Form on your citation.  Plea form can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.  Once a court date is determined, a docket notice will be mailed to the address on file with the court.
INABILITY TO PAY FINE/COSTS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND.

  

If you qualify, the Judge may allow you to pay the fees in installments.  If you are determined by the Judge to have insufficient resources or income to pay, the Judge may provide you other ways to discharge the fine and costs.  Contact the Court Clerk for information.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor should be construed as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Celina Municipal Court. However, neither the Court nor the City of Celina makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions, or for results obtained from the use of this information. Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty. Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.


For additional information, refer to PLEA INFORMATION.