I just want to tell the Judge my story. Will he/she talk to me?
Yes, but only if you enter a plea of "no contest" or "guilty". Upon a plea of "not guilty" the Judge is not allowed to hear any details of the case until the day of trial. This ensures fairness to both the defendant and the state. Also, all conversations with the Judge must be in the courtroom. The Judge is not allowed to discuss the case outside the courtroom and outside the presence of both parties. The judge cannot take phone calls.

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1. How long do I have to take care of my ticket with the City of Texarkana, Texas?
2. What methods of payment are accepted for fines?
3. Where do I pay my traffic ticket?
4. Whom do I contact about a driving safety course?
5. Can I make partial payments?
6. Can the Court or its employees provide me with legal advice on how to handle my citation?
7. Do I have to employ an attorney to represent me in Municipal Court?
8. If there is a mistake on the ticket, does that make it invalid?
9. I just want to tell the Judge my story. Will he/she talk to me?
10. Is this ticket going on my permanent driving record?
11. What about surcharges issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety?
12. I have a warrant for my arrest, who do I need to speak with?
13. I was placed on payment plan and for some reason I defaulted on the agreement. How can I reinstate the plan? Can I request an extension?
14. I received a letter from the Department of Public Safety regarding the suspension of my drivers license. How do I get this corrected?
15. Can you tell me what time and date is my court setting?
16. My deadline has passed to complete or return the driving safety certificate and/or my driving record. What do I need to do?