Appearance before the Court - EspaƱol
The City of Manor Police Department, the Code Enforcement Department, and an individual may issue citation (police officer) or complaint to individuals that have allegedly violated a City, State, or Federal law that occurred in the City of Manor's jurisdiction.  

A violator will have approximately 20 to 30 days from the date of the offense to appear before the Court.  The Appearance Date is not an actual Court Date, it is a date that you must appear before the Court to determine how to handle the citation received.  If your Appearance date falls on a weekend or holiday you will be allowed to appear the following Monday (check City website for observed holidays).  

Note:  If you are 16 years of age or younger you are required to appear, with your parent or legal guardian, before the Judge and make a plea in open court.  You will be notified by US Mail when your scheduled Court date is. 

Note:  If you are 20 years of age or younger AND committed an Alcohol, Drug, or Tobacco offense,  you are required to appear before the Judge and make a plea in open court.  You will be notified by US Mail when your scheduled Court date is.

You will have one of the following options: 

1) Plea of Guilty or No Contest 
(a)
  
Pay the Fine and Court Costs - Refer to TAB "Common Offenses"; OR 
(b)  Request Deferred Disposition* - Refer to TAB "
Deferral Information";
 OR
(c)  Request Driving Safety Course* - Refer to TAB "
Deferral Information";
OR 
(d)  Request Payment Plan (must be made in person) - Refer to TAB "
Payment Options"; OR 
(e)  Show Compliance.  Click here to find out if you qualify for a compliance dismissal.
2) Plea of Not Guilty (must be made in person)
(a) Request a Jury or Bench Trial.  Refer to TAB "Request a Trial".



*If you hold a COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE you are not eligible to take a Driver Safety Course or request a Deferred Disposition if your citation involved a moving violation.

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PLEA FORM.

If you need more information try TAB "Common Questions".

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