Comanche Municipal Court
200 N. Austin
Comanche, TX 76442
Presiding Judge - Wayne T. Parsons
Judges Hours: Thursday 8-12 and 1-5
Business Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm
The Court complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you require special services (sign interpretative services, alternative audtio/visual devices, amanuenses) or if you do not speak or
understand English and need an interpreter, please request this
before your court date. To make arrangements, call 325-356-7129,
or TDD 1-800-RELAY,TX (1-800-735-2989).
Carrying a concealed weapon on the premises in the
City of Comanche is illegal.
DEFERRED DISPOSITION (PROBATION) - Your request for
deferred disposition must be received by the court before your
appearance date. If your request is granted by the judge, you will be notified by mail and you must comply with the terms ordered, and pay
the required costs.
YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DEFERRED if you hold a Commercial Driver's License or if the offense occurred in a construction zone
with workers present.
DEFERRED DISPOSTION--DRIVING SAFETY COURSE - If you
are charged with a moving violation, you may request before your appearance date to take a driving safety course. At the time of
request, you must present proof of liability insurance, copy of Texas Drivers License, and pay court costs/administrative fees
($110.00 or $135.00 for school zone offense).
You are eligible to request driving safety course if you:
-have a valid Texas Driver's License,
-auto insurance in your name,
-have not taken course in past 12 months,
-DO NOT hold a commercial driver's license,
-have not committed one of the following offenses:
(a) failure to give information at accident scene;
(b) leave scene of accident;
(c) passing school bus;
(d) a serious traffic violation;
(e) in construction zone with workers present;
(f) speeding 25 mph or over limit.
Imposition of judgment will be deferred to allow you to complete a driving safety course that has been approved by the TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY. You MUST present to the court your certified driving record from the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY. YOU MUST FILE YOUR DRIVING RECORD AND
COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE WITHIN 90 DAYS FROM
THE DATE OF THE REQUEST, or your case will not be dismissed
and the offense will appear on your driving record.
MINORS / (JUVENILES) - Municipal court has jurisdiction over
minors (age 17 or younger) charged with Class C misdemeanor offenses, Public Intoxication (age 17-20), Possess/Consume Alcohol (under age 21), and Possession of Tobacco (under age 18).
ALL MINORS MUST APPEAR IN OPEN COURT
WITH THEIR PARENT for all court proceedings in their case.
Minors who fail to appear or who fail to pay their fine will be reported
to the Department of Public Safety who will suspend their driver's license. Minors who do not have a driver's license will not be able
to obtain one until their case is resolved.
WARNING: A child and parent required to appear before the court
have an obligation to continue to provide the court the current address and residence of the child.
COURT APPEARANCES AND PLEAS
If you were issued a citation, you must make an appearance to determine your plea in person OR by mail within 10 calendar days of the date of the violation. A TELEPHONE CALL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN APPEARANCE!
PLEA OF NOT GUILTY- means that you deny guilt or that you have a defense in your case. You may hire an attorney or you many represent yourself. You are entitled to a jury trial. If you waive a trial by jury, the judge will hear your case.
PLEA OF GUILTY- means that you admit the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you have no defense or excuse for your act.
PLEA OF NOLO CONTENDERE - means that you do not contest the State's charge against you. A plea of nolo contendere cannot be used against you in a civil suit.
IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR EITHER IN PERSON OR VIA MAIL AS PROVIDED BY LAW, A WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED, AND YOU MAY NOT BE PERMITTED TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE IN THIS STATE.
Under our American system of justice, all persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.