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Useful Information About the Municipal Court
The New Braunfels Municipal Court was created by the City Charter.
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over offenses occurring within the city limits that are violations of City ordinances or violations of a state statute.
Municipal Court has jurisdiction over offenses that are punishable by fine only.Your signature on the ticket is not a plea of guilty.
You have the right to appear in Court and contest the charge filed against you and you have the right to a jury trial.
When making a court appearance, bring your copy of the citation with you.
Anyone under 17 years of age must appear in person before the Court and must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian.
Anyone under 21 years of age, but over 17 years of age and that is charged with an alcohol offense must appear in person before the Court, and a parent or legal guardian is not required to appear in court.
Convictions for moving violations are reported to the
Texas Department of Public Safety
If you do not appear in Court or make payment on or before the court date on your citation, an additional charge of failing to appear may be filed against you and a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
If you want to contest a citation, need an extension to pay, or request a time payment plan, you must appear in person in Municipal Court on or before your appearance date on your citation.
The Court does have a dress code. No shorts of any type are allowed in the courtroom. See the
for all of the regulations.
No cell phones or other similar devices are allowed in the courtroom. Penalty for violating this order: Contempt of Court charges plus $100.00 fine and 3 days in jail.
424 South Castell Ave. - New Braunfels, TX 78130 - Ph: (830) 221-4000 - Fax: (830) 608-2109
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