Pasadena Ticket and Warrant Search
You may be able to request that your ticket for a moving violation be dismissed by complying with the terms and conditions of probation. However, you will lose that right if you do not appear in court to request deferred adjudication.Eligibility requirements for deferred adjudication are as follows.
1. You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
2. You must pay the probationary fee in full as assigned by the judge. This fee is usually fifty dollars more than the standard fine for the offense.
3. You cannot have been charged with speeding in excess of thirty miles per hour over the posted limit.
4. You cannot currently be on probation for another ticket in Pasadena and
5. You have not been on probation within the twelve months preceding the date of the alleged offense in Pasadena.
Upon court approval for deferred adjudication, you will be placed on probation for a period not to exceed six months in order to comply with the terms and conditions of the court.
Upon completion of the terms and conditions of probation, your ticket will automatically be submitted to the judge for dismissal resulting in no convictions.
Failure to comply with the terms of probation may result in being responsible for payment of the fine; thereby having the offense reported to your driving record. A warrant may be issued for your arrest.
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Dismissals with Proof
If you received a ticket for failure to show proof of financial responsibility, no insurance, no driverís license, or failure to display a driverís license, you may request that the ticket be dismissed if you can submit valid proof of insurance or a valid driverís license before your court date.
Only sufficient proof that was valid at the date and time of the issuance of the ticket can be filed with the court for dismissal. Proof obtained after the ticket may not be eligible for dismissal.
A second or subsequent conviction of an offense under the Texas Motor Vehicles Safety Responsibility Act will result in the suspension of your driverís license and motor vehicle registration unless you file and maintain proof of financial responsibility with the Department of Public Safety for two years from the date of conviction. This is called an SR22 form.
The department may waive the requirement to file proof of financial responsibility if you file satisfactory evidence with the department showing that at the time this ticket was issued, the vehicle was covered by a liability insurance policy or that you were otherwise exempt from the requirement to provide evidence of financial responsibility.
If you received the ticket for expired inspection certificate, expired registration or expired driverís license, you may request that the ticket be dismissed if the violation is corrected within ten working days of the issuance of the ticket.
To request a dismissal, you must enter a written plea of guilty or no contest, provide the court with a receipt for each renewal, and pay the required ten dollar administrative fee for each corrected violation before your court date.
Violations not corrected within ten working days from the offense date and presented to the court on or prior to the court date as stated at the bottom right corner of the pink copy of your ticket, will not be accepted for dismissal.
The dismissal fee is ten dollars per violation.
If you do not dispose of your ticket by one of these methods on or before your court date, you must appear to be scheduled for a court appearance on the date stated on the pink copy of your ticket. Court appearances usually take one to three hours.
Failure to appear for court can result in additional charges and fines. See appearance instructions for more details.
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If you wish to plead not guilty, you must appear on or before your court date. If you wish to be represented by counsel, your attorney must make written legal notice to the court before your court date.
You must appear in person or be represented by your attorney in the Pasadena Municipal Court no later than the date stated on the pink copy of your ticket. However, you can appear before your court date, provided your case is filed with court, which takes ten business days from the issue date of the ticket. Please note that telephone calls do not constitute an appearance.
You may dispose of your case, prior to the court date, by one of the following methods.
If you wish to plead not guilty, you must appear at municipal court on or before your scheduled court date as stated on you ticket, to be scheduled for a trial court date. Or, if you wish to be represented by counsel, your attorney must file written legal notice to the court before your court date.
If you are a juvenile or a minor charged with a tobacco or alcohol related offense, do not mail payment. Please contact the court for information regarding your appearance. Juvenile class C violations, not including alcohol or tobacco related offenses, age ten to sixteen, must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.
Alcohol or tobacco related offenses by a minor, age ten to seventeen must appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.
Alcohol related offenses by a minor, age eighteen to twenty must appear in court on or before the date shown on your ticket. Failure to appear or pay your fine may result in an additional charge of ďfailure to appearĒ, which carries a maximum penalty of five hundred dollars. In addition, you may be prevented from registering your motor vehicle, denied driving privileges and issued warrants for your arrest.
A telephone call does not constitute an appearance.
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Court Address, Directions and Hours
The Pasadena Municipal Court is located at 1001-A East Shaw.
The municipal court opens for operation at 7:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
From the west, take highway 225, the Pasadena - La Porte freeway to the Pasadena Blvd. - Red Bluff exit. Continue on the feeder road and turn left, or north on Pasadena Blvd. On some maps, Pasadena Blvd may be named Tatar. Proceed under highway 225 and across the westbound feeder road. The Municipal Court is immediately to your right on the east side of Pasadena Blvd at 1001-A East Shaw.
From the east, take highway 225, the Pasadena - La Porte freeway to the Red Bluff - Pasadena Blvd exit. Stay on the feeder and turn right, or north on Pasadena Blvd. On some maps, Pasadena Blvd may be named Tatar. The Municipal Court is immediately to your right on the east side of Pasadena Blvd at 1001-A East Shaw.
From the north, come through the Washburn Tunnel, continue in the circle on the south side of the tunnel and turn right on Red Bluff Road. Continue on Red Bluff road until you intersect with Pasadena Blvd. On some maps, Pasadena Blvd may be named Tatar. Turn right on Pasadena Blvd. The Municipal Court is to your left on the east side Pasadena Blvd at the corner of Shaw Avenue at 1001-A East Shaw.
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Driving Safety Course
All of the following instructions are available on the back of the pink copy of your ticket.
You may be able to request that a charge be dismissed by taking a Driving Safety Course.
However, you may lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the court of your desire to do so on or before your appearance date.
A written notice is a notarized affidavit of eligibility or sworn request. Do not take the course until you have obtained permission from the Court.
Eligibility requirements for a Driving Safety Course are as follows:
You must enter a written plea of guilty or no contest.
You must possess a valid Texas driverís license.
You must possess Texas liability insurance valid the day the ticket was issued and also the day of your request.
You must pay the state costs and administrative fee of sixty-four dollars and twenty-five cents.
You cannot be charged with speeding in excess of twenty-four miles per hour or fourteen miles per hour if in a commercial vehicle.
You cannot currently be taking the course for another ticket.
Your driving record cannot reflect completion of a Driving Safety Course within the twelve months preceding the date of the alleged offense.
You must provide the court with a sworn affidavit of eligibility listing all seven requirements that must be notarized and filed with the court by your court date. If you appear in person at the court clerkís office, please bring your valid Texas driverís license, insurance proof showing that you were covered the date you received the ticket and the date of your request and the administrative fee payment. Upon court approval to take the course, you will have ninety days in which to provide the court with the two following documents.
One. The court certificate of completion of the Driving Safety Course from an agency approved by the Texas Education Agency and two, a certified copy of your driving record as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
If these two documents are not filed with the court within ninety days, you may be responsible for payment of the fine; thereby having the offense reported to your driving record and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
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