What are my options?
On any traffic offense, you have the absolute right to plead Not Guilty and request a trial.
If you wish to plead Not Guilty, you may request trial by Judge or Jury. That choice is yours. You are not required to have an attorney in Court, but you may hire one if you wish. The District Attorney of Collin County will have an attorney present to prosecute the case against you. The Judge is prohibited, by Law, from discussing your ticket with you unless you have pled guilty or no contest or the District Attorney is also present.
If you choose to go to Court, you are responsible for bringing all papers, pictures, and exhibits with you to the Court hearing. You may also contact the Court for information on how to subpoena witnesses.
You may also plead Guilty or Nolo Contendre (No Contest) and pay the fine amount listed below, or you may refer to the Driver's Safety Course option listed below. Drivers under 17 who get tickets are required to appear in Court with their parents.
If you choose to plead Guilty or Nolo Contendre (No Contest), you may pay your fine in person at the JP Court Office designated on the ticket.