You can resolve your outstanding citation without having to come to court for a hearing. You are able to submit all necessary documents, proof of completion and make payment all online.
No need to take off of work, get a babysitter, call Uber for a ride, or otherwise inconvenience yourself because you will receive the same options online as you would in court.
The difference is the convenience. The same Judge, prosecutor, and court staff will be reviewing your case, whether online or in court.
You submit your request for your case to be reviewed, online. If your case is eligible for review via the online system and you wish to consider a plea agreement, then your request will be forwarded to the prosecutor.You will receive back your plea options and can choose to accept or reject the offer. If you accept the offer, then it is routed to the judge for final approval. If you reject the offer, then a court clerk will set your case for trial and contact you about the next steps.
There is a $10 processing fee for the convenience of using this system. The prosecutor takes that into account when making plea agreement offers.
The court wants to create a simpler and efficient environment for you to handle your case. You will be able to handle and manage your case quicker with less hassle.
You have until 4:30 PM on the due date listed on your citation to initiate the online process.
The following citations are not eligible for online case review:
These cases must be handled in open court so it is important to read your citation carefully and follow the instructions listed.
You will receive an email and/or text keeping you updated on the status of your case.
We will email or text you, and we'll update the message on your status page when you come back to the website. As soon as we do, you will have to take action on the decision.
You may pay the ticket or request a court date by mail or in person.
In the majority of cases, Yes. You may pay online, in person, by mail, or on the phone. Processing fees may apply.
You must enter your citation number and your date of birth. You may also choose an alternate search method if given the option.
No further requests will be reviewed online. You will need to contact the court for more information to see if you have a show cause hearing scheduled.
A show cause hearing is the opportunity to speak to the Judge and explain why you were unable to meet a deadline and make a request for an extension.
No, only the person who’s name is on the ticket or warrant may negotiate or an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas (No 3rd party negotiation).
Spun out of the University of Michigan Law School, Court Innovations Inc. is the maker of Matterhorn, this website. Courts license it to interact with the public, so that you have an opportunity to be heard without physically having to go to court!