The law requires any person issued a citation to appear in court. It is noted on the citation that you must appear within 15 days from the date of the offense. If you were arrested and released on bond, the appearance date will be set on your bond. If you are a juvenile/minor, separate rules apply.
Your first appearance is to determine your plea. If you waive a jury trial and plead guilty or no contest, you may talk to the Judge about extenuating circumstances that you want the Judge to consider when setting your fine. If you plea guilty or no contest, you must include a waiver of jury trial.
If you plead not guilty, the court will schedule you a pre-trial hearing. If you make your appearance by mail, the court must receive your plea before your scheduled appearance date. If you wish to make your appearance in person, the Court is located at 303 Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, Texas. You will be given a notice of your pre-trial setting at the time of your appearance.
If you wish to make your appearance by mail, please mail a copy of your driver's license, signed plea and fine to: Weatherford Municipal Court, P.O. Box 255, Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Failure to appear within 15 calendar days from the date of the offense may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.