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					Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday                                                                     Office (903) 822-3269
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                                                               Fax (903) 822-3378
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday - 8:00 am – 12:00 p.m.                                              Email - citymte@eastex.net

                                              Mount Enterprise Municipal Court
                                                    103 W. Gregg Street
                                              Mount Enterprise, TX 75681-8603

The Judge cannot discuss the merits of a pendi ng judicial proceeding prior to tri al: Cannon 3(5), Code of Judicial Conduct.
This means the Judge cannot discuss your citati on with you. Clerical staff is available to discuss procedural questions only.

                       THE J UDGE, INCLUDING CLERICAL S TAFF, CANNOT GIVE L EGAL ADVICE

    1.   This notice is furnished to assist you in handling the charge(s) filed against you.
    2.   To enter a plea of GUILTY or NOLO CONTENDER E (No Contest), please indicate on the attached form prov ided. Both
         pleas will result in a finding of guilty, which may result in a conviction on your driving record.
    3.   The fine for both pleas is the same. By signing the plea form, you agree to waive appearance and your right to a jury trial or a
         trial before the Court.
    4.   For the amount of fine o wed upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, see the enclosed Mount Enterprise Fine Schedule. Remit
         payment by Cashier’s Check or Money Order to the “Mount Enterprise Municipal Court” at the above mailing address or pay
         online at www.trafficpayment.co m or call 800-444-1187 to pay with a Deb it or Cred it Card. Include your citation number
         located at the top right-hand corner of your citation along with this notice with your remittance to assure proper credit.
    5.   TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILT Y, which means that you are exercising your right to a TRIAL, you must enter the
         plea in person on or before your appearance date. The court will notify you by mail of your trial appearance date and time.
         You have the right to a trial by jury, but may request the judge hear the evidence. NOTE: You will be assessed the cost of
         impaneling a jury if you fail to appear fo r your jury t rial. B y entering a plea of Not Guilty, you l ose the right to request a
         dri vi ng safety course.
    6.   TEL EPHONE CALLS DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE B EFORE THE COURT.

    JUVENILES (16 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER) MUST APPEAR IN COURT WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN ON
    OR B EFORE THEIR APPEARANCE DATE AS S HOWN ON THE CITATION OR B E S UBJ ECT TO HAVING THEIR
    LICENS E S USPENDED AS REQUIRED B Y LAW. J UVENILES MAY NOT REPLY B Y MAIL.

The following charges MAY be considered for dismissal:
    1. Expired Motor Vehicle Registration: You may be eligible to have the charges DIS MISS ED with a $20.00 admin istrative fee
         if you present proof of correction wi thin 20 working days after the offense or before your court appearance, whichever is later.
         You must show proof of payment of l ate registration fee to county assessor-collector.
    2. Expired Motor Vehicle Ins pection Sticker expired LESS than 60 days expired: You will be elig ible to have the charge
         DIS MISS ED with a $20.00 administrative fee, if you present proof of inspection (receipt must show year/ma ke/ model of
         automobile or license plate number) wi thin 20 working days after the offense or before your court appearance, whichever is
         later.
    3. Expired Dri ver’s License: You may be eligib le to have the charges DIS MISS ED with a $20.00 administrative fee if you
         present proof of correction wi thin 20 working days after the offense or before your court appearance, whichever is later.
    4. No Liability Insurance (Fail to Maintain Financial Res ponsibility): The charge will be DIS MISS ED if you contact your
         insurance company and request your insurance company fax to the court proof of liability insurance effective on the date and
         time your citation was issued. Your citation number must be noted on the cover sheet from insurance company . Th is
         proof should be presented to the Court by the appearance date shown on your citation. Please note: The court will not
         accept a copy of your insurance card or a fax from you.
                                            CONS EQUENCES OF IGNORING THIS TICKET;

FAILURE TO APPEAR WHEN REQUIRED WILL RES ULT IN:
   1. The Texas Depart ment of Public Safety denying the renewal of your driver license with an additional fee o f $30.00;
   2. A separate criminal charge of Failure to Appear (Maximu m fine $500.00) or Violat ion of Pro mise to Appear (Maximu m fine of
      $200) filed against you;
   3. An arrest warrant ($50.00 warrant fee) issued for you plus other required fees will be added;

IF A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARRES T IS ISS UED, YOU WILL B E S UBJ ECT TO ARRES T AT YOUR HOME, PLACE OF
B USINESS OR WHEREV ER YOU MAY B E FOUND.

                      Inability to pay the fine is not an excuse for failure to answer the charge(s).
                                                           REPLY FORM as of 10-01-2010
                              Plea must be in Writing or in Person On or Before Your Appearance (Court) Date

             In Mail or Person: Mount Enterprise Municipal Court, 103 W. Gregg Street, Mount Enterprise, TX 75681

                                     Notate citati on number wi th your reply, and complete the form below

Name (as it appears on driver’s license) _____________________________________________________________________

Citation Nu mber: ___________________ Date of Citation _________________ Appearanc e Date: _____________________

Mailing Address: _________________________________________________________________ ______________________

Physical Address:______________________________________________________________________________ _________

Driver’s License Number ____________________________ Telephone/Cell Nu mber (______)________________________


                                                                  PLEA FORM
                                (If requesting a Dri ver Safety Course, you do not need to complete this section)

Check One:

  _______ 1. I do hereby enter a plea of GUILTY to the offense as charged and waive my right to a jury trial or any trial.
             Payment in the amount of the fine and costs is enclosed.
  _______ 2. I do hereby enter a plea of NOLO CONTENDERE (NO CONTES T) to the offense as charged and waive my right to a jury trial
             or any trial. Payment in the amount of the fine and costs is enclosed.
  _______ 3. I hereby enter a plea of NOT GUILTY an d request:
             _______ 1. Trial by the Court (waiving a jury trial) OR
             _______ 2. To exercise my right to a trial by Jury (NOTE: Failure to appear for your trial will result in paying the costs of
                         impaneling a jury.)
              (Not Guilty Plea MUST be presented in open court)

** By ente ring a plea of Not Guilty, I waive my right to take a driving safety course to have this charge dismissed.

Signed this _______ day of _________________________, 20 1____.

Signature of Defendant: ______________________________________________________


If unable to pay fine and court costs in full, contact the Court at (903) 822-3269 for informati on regarding payment pl ans
(installment agreements).

JUVENILES (16 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER) MUS T APPEAR IN OPEN COURT WITH A PARENT OR GUAR DIAN ON
OR B EFORE THEIR APPEARANCE DATE AS S HOWN ON THE CITATION OR B E S UBJ ECT TO HAVING THEIR
LICENS E S USPENDED AS REQUIRED B Y LAW. J UVENILES MAY NOT REPLY B Y MAIL.



              MOUNT ENTERPRISE MUNICIPAL COURT DOES NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS
                                                   DRIVING SAFETY COURS E (DSC) REPLY FORM

            IMPORTANT NOTICE: This reply form is onl y for persons age 17 and ol der.

You may be able to request that this charge be dismissed by taking a driving safety course, motorcycle operator course or spe cialized
driver safety course for seatbelt offenses. However, you will lose that right if you do not provi de written notice to the Court on or
before your appearance date , enter a plea of guilty or no contest and pay the court costs in full. When making the request, you
must provi de a copy of your Texas dri ver’s license and a c opy of automobile insurance in your name.

            Acti ve duty military personnel please contact the court at 903-822-3269.

DSC DISQUALIFICATIONS: Person’s hol ding a commercial dri ver’s license; non-Texas dri ver’s license; speeding 25 mph or
more over the posted s peed li mit; commi tting a traffic offense in a constructi on or maintenance work zone when workers are
present; passing a school bus loading or unl oadi ng chil dren; and leaving the scene of an acci dent.

WHEN REQUES TING DSC UNDER ART 45.0511 Texas C.C.P., Please submit:
       1.        A written request to take the course on or before appearance date on the citation; if mailing the plea, you must send it to the court by
                 certified mail, return receipt requested and postmarked on or before the appearance date . (The written request must include the
                 affidavit below, which must be NOTARIZED.)
       2.        Plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) and waive the right to a jury trial;
       3.        Pay court costs in the amount of $112.10 or $137.10 if the offense occurred in a school-crossing zone payable to M ount Enterprise
                 M unicipal Court in the form of a money order or cashier’s check (NO PERS ONAL CHECKS OR CAS H)
       4.        Submit a clear photocopy of your valid Texas driver’s license (CORRECT ADDRESS LISTED). By M ail or Fax.
       5.        Contact your insurance company and have them mail or fax proof of your personal insurance to our office. Your citation number must
                 be listed on fax cover sheet. (The court fax number is 903-822-3378)
       6.        Once the Judge has granted/denied a driving safety course (DSC), the Court will notify y ou by 1st class mail of the Judge’s decision.

                                   PLEAS E DO NOT TAKE THE CLASS UNTIL NOTIFIED TO DO SO B Y THE COURT

   Once approved you will be required to:
            A.       Present to the Court a certified copy of your driver’s license record fro m the Texas Depart ment of Pu blic Safety
                     within 90 days:
            B.       Present to the Court a uniform certificate of driv ing safety course completion cert ificate fro m a Texas Education
                     Agency approved course (the signed COURT COPY) with in 90 days fro m the date of your request by 4:00 p.m.
            C.       Present to the court within 90 days of this request a certified copy fro m the Texas Depart ment of Public Safety of
                     your driving record, (ORDER online at www.t xdps.state.tx.us or www.texasonline.co m (Version 3 A) or phone
                     512-424-2600;
                                               DRIVING SAFETY COURS E (DSC) AFFIDAVIT
Check only one (1) plea:
____        I hereby enter a plea of GUILTY; waive my right to a jury trial or any trial and request to take a driving safety course or motorcycle operator training course.

____        I hereby enter a plea of NOLO CONTENDERE (no contest); waive my right to a jury trial or any trial and request to take a driving safety course or a
            motorcycle operator training course.

                                                                                 AFFIDAVIT
            I ______________________________________________, hereby swear or affirm that I have not taken a course for a traffic violation within the 12 months
            preceding the date of this offense nor am I currently taking a course that is not yet reflected on my driving record. I have a valid Texas driver’s license and the
            evidence of financial responsibility provided to the court is valid.

                                                                                                       _______________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                      Defendant (Affiant) Signature
            Signed and sworn to before me the undersigned authority on this the ________ day of ___________________________, 201 ____.

                                                                                                     ________________________________________________________
                     (notary seal) (municipal court seal)                                            (Notary Public in and for the State of Texas) (Municipal Court Clerk)

            By my signature below, I state that: I understand that I must enclose the state fee of $112.10 ($137.10 if in a school zone) in the form of a money order or
            cashier’s check and that the fee is non-refundable even if for any reason I do not take the driving course. I understand that I have 90 (ninety) days from the date
            of this request to complete the driving safety course and provide proof of completion (court certificate must be signed by defendant) to the court. I understand
            that I must obtain a certified T exas driving record that reflect s any driving safety course and submit my driving record along with my court copy of certificate
            of completion to the Court by the 90th day at 4:00 p.m. I understand that if I fail to present the required evidence within 90 days, the court will require my
            appearance at a show cause hearing. If I fail to appear at the show cause hearing, a final judgment of conviction will be entered and a capias pro fine warrant
            for my arrest may be issued.

TICKET NUMBER: ___________________________________________________
                                                                                                               Court Address:
DEFENDANT’S SIGNATURE: __________________________________________                                              103 W. Gregg S treet
                                                                                                               Mount Enterprise, Texas 75681-8603
                                                                SCHEDULE OF FINES *

                     * IF OFFENSE OCCURS IN SCHOOL ZONE ADD ADDITIONAL $25.00 TO THE FINES LISTED BELOW

1.   Vio lation of Pro mise to Appear (3333)....................... $ 200.00                30.       Speeding
2.   Ran Stop Sign (3006) .........................................................155.00               1 – 11 miles over limit (3586)………………145.00
                                                                                                        12 – 15 miles over limit (3586) ……………165.00
3.   Ran Red Light (3007).........................................................165.00                16 – 20 miles over limit (3586)…………….185.00
4.   Passing/Disregard No Passing Zone (3019) .................. 180.00                                 21 – 24 miles over limit (3586) …………….235.00
                                                                                                        25 + miles over limit (3586) ……………….299.00
5.   Transport loose Material/Unsecure Load (3629) .........150.00
                                                                                            31.       Unsafe speed/too fast for conditions; (3002) ….200.00
6.   Failed to Yield Right-of-Way (3052) ..............................170.00
                                                                                            32.       Failed to Yield to Emergency Vehicle (3057)…215.00
7.   Failure to Display Driver’s License (3263)....................165.00
                                                                                            33.       Disregarded Warning Sign at Construction Zone
8.   Parent/Guard ian permit unlicensed driver (3364) .........190.00                                  Workers Present (3065)………………… 250.00
                                                                                                       No Workers Present ……………………….165.00
9.   Vio lation of Driver’s License Restriction (3106) ........150.00
                                                                                            34.       No / Exp ired Motor Veh icle Inspection (3205) .170.00
10. Defective Equip ment (3213).............................................160.00
                                                                                            35.       Operate Unreg istered Motor Vehicle (3668) …..196.00
11. Turn Violations
                                                                                            36.       No or defective head lamps (3162) …………….160.00
     a.           Unsafe (3080)……….......................................170.00
                                                                                            37.       No or defective license plate lamp (3274) ……..157.00
     b.           Improper turn or stop hand signal (3099)
                                                                                            38.       Operate Motor Vehicle without Plates (3667) …170.00
                  ………170.00
                                                                                            39.       Vio lation of window tint restrictions (3628) …..160.00
12. Failure to Stop at Proper Place (3063) ..........................170.00
                                                                                            40.       ATV/ Go Cart not registered (4-Wheeler)(4306).260.00
13. Failure to dim headlights or (3156) .................................150.00
                                                                                            41.  Parking in prohibited area (3553)………………150.00
14. Driving without headlights (3198)...................................150.00                  150.00
                                                                                            42. Parked facing traffic (3561) …………………….120.00
15. Fail to secure seat belt (driver)(3032) .............................152.00
                                                                                            43.       Minor in Possession of Alcoholic Beverage …..250.00
16. Unsecured (passenger) (age 17 & over) (3033) ............152.00
                                                                                            44.       Tobacco Products (3800/ 3900)……...………….250.00
17. Unsecured child in seat belt (under age 17) (3034) ......302.00
                                                                                            45.       Disorderly Conduct – Loud Noise (4305) ……..250.00
18. Unsecured child (younger than 8 or under 4’9” tall) (3031)
                                                                                            46.       Public Into xicat ion (1220)(3805 minor) ……….315.00
     a.           1ST OFFENSE ...................................................127.10
                                                                                            47.       Littering (3358) ……………………………….200.00
     b.           2ND OFFENSE (3031B) ...................................352.10
                                                                                            48.       Dogs prohibited fro m running at large (4101) …100.00
19. Failed to Stop for School Bus (3021) ..............................330.00
                                                                                            49.       Junk Vehicle on property (4301) ………………271.80
20. Failure to Signal Lane Change (3097) ............................170.00
21. Failed to Yield at Yield Intersection (3053) ..................170.00                   50. City Ord inance Jake Brake Vio lation (4304) ….275.00
22. Failed to Yield ROW Turning Left (3055) ...................170.00                       51. Failed to Control Speed (3050)………………...200.00
23. Failed to Yield ROW Private Drive (3056) ..................170.00                       52. Defective Stop Lamp (s) (3170)……………….160.00
24. Turned fro m wrong lane                                                                 53. Duties upon striking a fixed object (3273)…….200.00
     a.           Left (3011)………............................................170.00          54.       No / Exp ired Registration (3656)……………....170.00
     b.           Right (3012)                                                              55.       Defective Brakes (3213E)…………………...…160.00
                  ………………………………………170.00                                                     56.       City Ord inance High Grass and Weeds (4302) 269.00
     c.           Wide (3077)                                                               57.       Exp ired Driver’s License (3259…………..……180.00
                  ………………………………………170.00                                                     58.       Non-Guardian permit unlicensed driver (3365)..190.00
25. Driving on a sidewalk (3315) ..........................................186.00           59.       City Ord inance Posession of Narcotics (4309)...400.00
26. Unlawful backing (3316) ..................................................175.00
27. Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (3049)
     a.           1ST OFFENSE ...................................................295.00
     b.           2ND OFFENSE (3025) ......................................545.00
28. Driving wh ile License Invalid (3101) ............................500.00
29. No Driver’s License (3103) ..............................................190.00

				
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