Resolving Citations

    Appear before the court on or before the date on the citation. Telephone calls do not constitute an appearance.
    Review the copy of your citation. The court appearance date is located on the citation, just above where you signed your citation. 

    Court is the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m., except holidays.
    Quinlan Municipal Court is located at: 
    104 E. Main St. 

    Persons under the age of 17 must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.  See Juvenile/Minors Violations for more information.


    Only the person who received the ticket can enter a plea to the citation. You can make your plea either in person or a Plea by mail. Payment of fine by mail constitutes a plea of No Contest.

    You may enter a plea of no contest or guilty to waive your right to a trial and take care of the citation, or you can enter a plea of not guilty and request a trial. 

    Guilty Plea

    – By a plea of guilty, you admit that you committed the act charged and that it is prohibited by law, and that you have no defense or excuse for your act.

    No Contest (Nolo Contendere) Plea

    -A plea of no contest means that you do not contest the charges against you.  A plea of no contest cannot be used against you in the event of a subsequent civil suit for damages.

    Not Guilty Plea

    -A plea of not guilty means that you deny guilt or that you have a good defense for your case.  When you enter a plea of not guilty to a charge, you will be set for trial.  You may either represent yourself or retain an attorney.

    Failing to Make Your Appearance

    If you fail to make your appearance, an additional offense of Violate Promise to Appear or Fail to Appear will be added. In addition, a warrant will be issued for you arrest if an appearance is not made within 10 days of the initial appearance date.

    **If you have received a notice of a surcharge due to a conviction on your driving record, visit Texas DPS Driver Responsibility Surcharge Program or call 1-800-688-6882 to use the automated system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to obtain account information or make payments using a checking, savings, or money market account.

    **If you are unable to pay the fine and costs, there are alternatives to the full payment of any fine or costs owed and we will discuss your options with you at your scheduled court hearing.  Failure to appear for your court date or any date for which the case is scheduled before this Court; may result in a Failure to Appear charge being filed against you and warrants issued for your arrest.**