I requested a trial. What happens now?
If you enter a plea of not guilty and request a trial, the court will inform you of the trial date set. It is your responsibility to remember this date and see your case through to final disposition.

All appeals and motions for new trial shall be in conformity with the requirements set forth by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure as it is interpreted by the appellate courts. The Big Spring Municipal Court is not a court of record; therefore, all appeals are conducted in the Howard County courts of law. These trials are trials "de novo" which means that the entire case is re-tried as if the trial in Municipal Court never occurred. In order to preserve the right to appeal, a proper and timely appeal bond must be filed with the Municipal Court, that is in conformity with the requirements set forth in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Please call 432-264-2530 for more information.

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1. How can I get information about my citation?
2. How should payment be made for my citation?
3. Can I pay my fine in installments?
4. Where is my ticket filed?
5. Can the Judge dismiss my ticket?
6. What are the requirements for Driving Safety Course?
7. Am I eligible to request the Driving Safety Course?
8. What documentation do I need to bring to show the Court that I am eligible for the Driving Safety Course?
9. I did not have insurance at the time I received my ticket, but I obtained insurance in my name after that. Will my ticket be dismissed?
10. How do I file a complaint against a Municipal Court staff member?
11. I just want to tell the Judge my story. Will he/she talk to me?
12. I requested a trial. What happens now?
13. Do I have to get a lawyer to go to court?
14. Can I perform community service in lieu of paying a fine?
15. What is a Deferred Disposition?
16. What are the rules regarding juveniles and Municipal Court?
17. If there is a mistake on the ticket does that make it invalid?
18. Is this charge going to revoke my probation?
19. Is this ticket going on my driving record?