PLEA MUST BE MADE IN WRITING OR IN PERSON REPLY FORM

PLEA MUST BE MADE IN WRITING OR IN PERSON
On or before your appearance date
Telephone call DOES NOT constitute appearance.
REPLY FORM
Mail to the Justice Court marked at the bottom of citation
Enclose a copy of the citation with your reply
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE:
Name (as appears on the driver license): ____________________________________________________________
Citation #: _______________________________
Violation: _________________________________
Date of Citation: __________________________
Date Cited to Appear: ________________________
Driver’s License #: ________________________
State of License: ____________________________
Mailing Address:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Cell: ___(________)_________________________
Phone #: __(________)_______________________
CHECK ONE:
________ 1.
I hereby enter a plea of GUILTY and waive appearance trail. CASHIER’S CHECK OR
MONEY ORDER in the amount of $_________ fine is enclosed.
________ 2.
I hereby enter a plea of NOLO CONTENDERE and waive appearance for trial. CASHIER’S
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER in the amount of $_________ fine is enclosed.
________ 3.
I hereby enter a plea of NOT GUILTY and request
_______ a.) Trial by Judge
_______ b.) Trial by Jury**
** If requesting Trial by Jury, a $22.00 Jury Trial Fee must be remitted by Money Order.
Signed this _______________ day of _______________________________________, 20 ___________.
______________________________________________
Signature of Defendant
PLEASE NOTE: No one connected with the Justice Courts not officer issuing the citation receives any portion of your fine(s).
All such fines are deposited in the Jim Wells County Treasury.
TIME PAYMENT FEE OF $25.00 APPLIES FROM A PERSON WHO SEEKS TO PAY OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.
ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR
DEFENSIVE DRIVING OR DEFERRED ADJUDICATION REGARDLESS OF VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF
CITATION.
ADD $25.00 TO ALL VIOLATIONS OCCURING IN SCHOOL ZONE.
JUSTICE COURTS SCHEDULE OF FINES
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Remit By Cashier’s Check or Money Order
Payable to the Jim Wells County Justice Courts
SCHEDULE OF ACCEPTABLE FINES (Including Court Costs)
This schedule applies prior to court hearing or judgment being entered.
Contact the APPROPRIATE COURT FOR VIOLATIONS NOT LISTED BELOW
All Citations involving an accident – Add $70.00 to Fine
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Failure to Appear or Violate Promise to Appear ......................................................................................... $272.00
SPEED VIOLATIONS
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1 – 5 MPH over speed limit .......................................................................................................................... $197.00
6 – 10 MPH over speed limit ........................................................................................................................ $202.00
11 – 15 MPH over speed limit ...................................................................................................................... $207.00
16 – 20 MPH over speed limit ...................................................................................................................... $217.00
21 – 25 MPH over speed limit ...................................................................................................................... $237.00
26 – 30 MPH over speed limit ...................................................................................................................... $257.00
31 – 35 MPH over speed limit ...................................................................................................................... $305.00
36 MPH and over speed limit ....................................................................................................................... $305.00
OTHER VIOLATIONS
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Over Width, Over Height, Over Length....................................................................................................... $257.00
Pull More Than One Vehicle ........................................................................................................................ $222.00
Illegal Load Extension................................................................................................................................... $257.00
No Registration Receipt(s)............................................................................................................................ $222.00
Over Registered Weight ................................................................................................................................ $257.00
Display Wrong Class License Plate(s) ......................................................................................................... $222.00
Misuse of Farm Registration......................................................................................................................... $197.00
Defective Stop Lamps ................................................................................................................................... $202.00
All Equipment Violation(s)........................................................................................................................... $222.00
Axle Weight Violation Less Than 2,500 lbs................................................................................................ $572.00
Axle Weight Violation 2,500 lbs – 5,000 lbs. ......................................................................................... $1,072.00
Axle Weight Violation Over 5,000 lbs. .................................................................................................... $2,572.00
Over Axle Weight Load Zoned Road........................................................................................................... $222.00
Over Weight Tire Sizes ................................................................................................................................. $222.00
Driver Vehicle Inspection Report – Post Trip ............................................................................................. $197.00
Not Valid / Expired Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection ...................................................................... $142.00
Spillage........................................................................................................................................................... $312.00
Hazardous Material Violation....................................................................................................................... $312.00
Disregard Official Traffic Device................................................................................................................. $197.00
Operate Out of Service Vehicle .................................................................................................................... $222.00
No I.D. Signs on Truck ................................................................................................................................. $202.00
No Medical Card............................................................................................................................................ $202.00
All Driver’s License Violations.................................................................................................................... $212.00
Fail to Maintain Proof of Liability Insurance .............................................................................................. $307.00
Hours of Service-Driver Violation ............................................................................................................... $212.00
No Texas DOT Certificate ............................................................................................................................ $192.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) Less Than 2,500 lbs…….Contact Court ................... $572.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) 2,500 lbs – 5,000 lbs..…Contact Court ................ $1,072.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) 5,001 lbs – 10,000 lbs…Contact Court ................ $2,572.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) 10,001 lbs – 20,000 lbs…Contact Court ................ $5,072.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) 20,001 lbs – 40,000 lbs…Contact Court ................ $7,072.00
Over Allowed Gross Weight – (Zoned/Unzoned) More Than 4,000 lbs……Contact Court .............. $10,072.00
Radar Detector ............................................................................................................................................... $162.00
Record of Duty Status Not Current (Logbook) ........................................................................................... $192.00
Safety Belt Violation (17 Years of Age or Older)....................................................................................... $147.00
Child Under 5 Years of Age and Less Than 36 Inches in Height Unrestrained........................................ $292.00
Unrestrained Child 5 Years of Age but Under 17 Years of Age ................................................................ $292.00
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle .................................................................................. $272.00
Unapproved Glass Coating / Tint ................................................................................................................. $142.00
49. Tow Unregistered Trailer .............................................................................................................................. $112.00