If you were issued a citation by a Hitchcock Police Officer, you are to appear on the date stated on your citation.

Please allow three business days after receiving your citation before contacting the court to discuss your options to resolve this matter.

Your signature on the ticket is not a plea of guilty, but a promise to appear. You have the right to appear in Court and contest the charge(s) filed against you. When making your appearance, bring your copy of the citation and any pertinent documentation. 

Note: Conviction for moving violations are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Court Appearances

The law requires that you appear in court on your case. The law also allows that if a defendant is charged with a misdemeanor for which the maximum possible punishment is by fine only may, in lieu of the method of entering a plea in court, mail or deliver in person to the court, a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and a waiver of jury trial. Our court operates by pretrial process. When the defendant appears for court they are allowed to speak with the city prosecutor and then decide how they would like to handle their case. 

Juveniles (under the age of 17 years of age) must appear on their court date with a parent or legal guardian.

It is mandatory court appearance for minors (under 21 years of age) on criminal or alcohol related offenses.