Contesting a Citation
All defendants have the right to speak with the Judge to discuss their citation. If you would like to make an appearance before the Judge you will either enter need to make an appearance at the Clerk's window to request a court date, or, make a request in writing via mail to 100 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, Texas 75068.
***Notice: Not all dockets are conducted virtually. If you are required to appear in person you will receive notice via USPS mail***
When making an appearance on your citation you will be required to enter a plea of "Guilty", "Not Guilty" or "No Contest"
Not Guilty: means that you are informing the Court that you deny committing the offense and will be requiring the State to prove the charge against you. If you enter a plea of Not Guilty you will have the right to have a Trial by Judge (Bench Trial) or a trial by Jury (Jury Trial). You may choose to represent yourself, however, the only other person who can represent you in court is a licensed attorney.
Guilty: By entering a plea of guilty, you are admitting that you committed the offense you are charged with. You are waiving your right to a jury trial and agree to pay the fines and costs assessed by the Judge.
Nolo Contendere (No Contest): A plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) means that you are not admitting guilt, however, you do not contest the state’s charge against you. No Contest does however have the same effect as guilty. You are waiving your right to a jury trial and agree to pay all fines and costs assessed by the Judge.
Rules of the Court In order maintain order and decorum in the Court the dress code will be strictly enforced. • No hats or head coverings will be allowed in the courtroom, except religious clothing • No shorts or cut-offs • No bathing suits • Skirts and dresses should be of an appropriate length • No muscle shirts, sleeveless shirts or undershirts • Clothing with offensive and/or vulgar language is strictly prohibited • No flip flops Cell phones must be turned off or on vibrate No handguns, concealed or open carry, will be allowed in the courtroom
If you have any questions regarding court rules please call the Municipal Court.