I just received a citation by the Moulton Police Department.  What do I do?
Please wait 3 days before contacting the court about your citation to allow time for processing.  Either you or your attorney must contact the Moulton Municipal Court in person or by mail on or before the appearance date which is noted on your citation.  Faxing or calling the court does not constitute an appearance.

If I just want to pay the fine, what do I do? 
At the time you received your citation, you were given a green Moulton Municipal Court brochure which outlines your options on settling your case.  To simply pay the fine there are 3 ways: 

By Credit Card – Log on to www.certifiedpayments.net and enter Bureau Code 1448404 or call toll free at 1-866-549-1010.

By Mail – Your plea of "Guilty" or "No Contest" must be in writing.  Mail the ticket along with your check or money order (payable to Moulton Municipal Court) for full payment to Moulton Municipal Court, P. O. Box 369, Moulton, TX  77975. 

In Person – Payments may be made Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We accept cash, checks or money orders.  Municipal court office hours Wednesdays from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. to meet with the Judge. 

What if I plead "Not Guilty" and want a trial before the Court? 
You or your attorney must come to the Municipal Court, 102 S. Main Street, to enter a plea of Not Guilty and request a trial.   You will be placed on a pre-trial hearing prior to scheduling a trial date.  You will be notified by mail of your court date. Please be sure that we have your current mailing address. We will not reschedule a court date for not notifying the court of the correct address.

Will a Pre-Trial Hearing, Bench Trial or Jury Trial cost me more? 
No. The right to a Pre-Trial, Bench Trial or Jury Trial is a Constitutional right and it should not be abused. If you are found not guilty by the prosecutor or judge, there will be not cost. If you are found guilty, the amount of your fine and court costs will have to be paid. If the jury finds you guilty, there will be the jury fee of $3.00 assessed in addition to the other State costs and the fine. The fine that is determined by the jury or Judge must be within the limits prescribed by law (the Judge will advise the jury of the limits).

What if I missed my appearance date? 
As a courtesy, once your appearance date has passed, the Court sends a "failure to appear" notice giving you 10 days from the date of the notice to contact the Court and make arrangements to settle your case.  If there is no response following the courtesy "failure to appear" notice, a warrant for your arrest will be issued on your outstanding citation and a separate Violate Promise to Appear charge will be filed against you. 


What is the fine amount of my ticket?
The amount of the fine should be listed on the citation you received from the officer.   If not, contact the Municipal Court Clerk at (361) 596-7651 regarding your specific citation. 

What are my options?
You have several options in handling your ticket.  Refer to the Moulton Municipal Court brochure that you were given by the officer when your received your citation or view  Court Appearance for the various options.   Online and telephone credit card payments constitute a plea of no contest and are entered as a guilty judgment. The judgment is reported to DPS as a conviction on your driving record.

If eligible, there are two options available if you want to keep the offense off of your driving record. We offer the options of Drivers Safety Course or Deferred Disposition (Probation). 

If you plead not guilty, complete the Plea Form, sign and return to the Moulton Municipal Court.  A pre-trial hearing will be set up for you in advance of scheduling a trial. 

May I mail in my court payment to Municipal Court?
You may mail in a check, money order or cashier's check payable to Moulton Municipal Court for payment of your fines.   Clearly indicate your name, mailing address including city, state and zip, telephone number, and the case or citation number on the payment.  Include your copy of the citation with the payment. 

Download a Plea Form, complete, sign and return with your payment.  A payment received through the mail without a plea or other indicator will be recorded as a plea of no contest and waiver of a jury trial.  We must receive your payment by your appearance date noted on the citation to avoid the issuance of an arrest warrant and possible the possible additional charge of Violate Promise to Appear. You may also make your payment in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where can I pay my traffic ticket?
Pay traffic tickets at the Moulton Municipal Court

102 S. Main Street
Moulton, Texas 77975
Phone: (361) 596-7651

What forms of payment does the Moulton Municipal Court accept for fines?
You may pay in the Muncipal Court office with cash, check, money order, or cashiers check.  

Who do I call to find out information regarding Traffic Tickets?
If unable to get your question answered through this website, you may call the Moulton Municipal Clerk at (361) 596-7651 for information on traffic tickets.

If I pay my citation or request to take a driver safety course before my court date, do I still need to come to court?
No.  If you made disposition of your case(s) prior to your required appearance date, you need not appear on your court date.   It is, however, your responsibility to confirm that you have properly disposed of your case.

Is  the Moulton Municipal Court open during lunch hours?
Yes.  Court offices remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on council approved holidays.

How can I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest with the Moulton Municipal Court?
You can check the Warrant List located within this website.   The warrant listing is updated weekly. 

Should I assume that the Moulton Municipal Court knows that I received more than one violation on my ticket?
The court handles each offense that you have been charged with individually. If you were charged with more than one violation, the law requires you to respond to each one individually. If you do not dispose of each one individually, you will surely have a warrant out for your arrest on the one that was not clear. The court is not responsible for telling you how many charges you have outstanding.

Is the Municipal Court the small claims court?
The Moulton Municipal Court has jurisdiction in Class C misdemeanor criminal cases and City of Moulton ordinances, not small claims.   Moulton is located within Precinct 2 of Lavaca County.    http://www.co.lavaca.tx.us/default.aspx?Lavaca_County/Justice

If you are convicted of an offense and are unable to pay the fine and court costs, you may have the court assess your ability to pay and the court may provide alternatives to full payment in satisfying the judgment.