Driver's Safety Course & Alcohol / Tobacco
Driver’s Safety Course
If you are going to request that the Judge allow you to take the Driver’s Safety Course (DSC), please bring the following items with you to court:
- $169.00 (court costs) for offenses occurring in a school zone; $144.00 for other offenses
- Proof of Insurance
- Valid Texas Driver’s License
Deferred is an unsupervised probationary period. The judge will set the amount of time, up to 180 days, of probation. If you are able to comply with this and all other conditions set forth by the judge, you will need to bring back a statement of compliance within 15 days of the end of your deferral period, notifying the court that you did not receive any other citations or school referrals or commit a criminal offense. You should receive this in court. If you misplace this, please contact the court. We will be able to mail one to you, or you may come in person during our normal business hours to sign.
Be aware, if you comply with everything but forget to turn this paper in, the offense will go as a conviction on your record.
Tobacco & Alcohol Offenses
If you are 17 years of age and have been issued a citation for Possession of a Tobacco Product, you are required by state law to appear and enter a plea before a Municipal Court Judge. It is your responsibility to come to an open docket court date. If this is not done, or you do not appear, warrants may be issued for your arrest.
If you are 17-20 years of age or younger and have been issued a citation for an alcohol violation (i.e. Minor DUI, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption, Public Intoxication) you are required by state law to appear and enter a plea before a Municipal Court judge. It is your responsibility to come to an open docket court date. If this is not done, or you do not appear, warrants may be issued for your arrest.
All other violations may be handled according to the information on your citation. If you have questions, please contact the court at 972-547-7676.
Alcohol & Tobacco Awareness Courses
One of the state mandated requirements for all juveniles and minors who receive alcohol or tobacco violations is to take a state certified awareness course.