Pleas

Before Entering Your Plea


Before a plea is entered, the following information should be considered:
  • The state has the burden of proving you violated the law.
  • You have the right to hear the state's evidence and require the state to prove you violated the law.

Plea of Guilty


By entering a plea of guilty you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you have no defense for your act. A plea of guilty may be used against you in a civil suit if there was a traffic accident.

If you want to plead guilty and pay your fine, use the Reply Form and mail or deliver your payment on or before your court date to the court office at:
4150 Kirkpatrick Ln.
Flower Mound TX, 75028

Plea of Nolo Contendere or No Contest


A plea of nolo contendere means that you do not contest the state charge against you. A plea of nolo contendere cannot be used against you in a subsequent civil suit for damages.

If you want to plead nolo contendere and pay your fine, use the Reply Form and mail or deliver your payment on or before your court date to the court office at:
4150 Kirkpatrick Ln.
Flower Mound TX, 75028

Plea of Not Guilty


A plea of not guilty means that you are informing the Court that you deny the guilt or that you have a good defense for your case. If you plead not guilty, you will need to decide whether to hire an attorney to represent you. For a plea of not guilty, a formal trial is held, and the state is required to prove the guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt. Your decision concerning which plea to enter is very important.

If you want to plead not guilty, use the Reply Form and mail or deliver your plea on or before your court date to the court office at:
4150 Kirkpatrick Ln.
Flower Mound TX, 75028