Municipal Courts Contacts

Charles Adams - Presiding Judge
Kyle Vance - Associate Judge
Eddie R Calderon - Prosecutor
R.J Boatman - Relief Associate Judge
Vivian Carranza - Chief Court Clerk
Nancy Chavez - Court Clerk
Maria Vega - Court Clerk
Ester Espinosa - Court Clerk

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Drivers Safety Course

A defendant charged with a moving traffic violation under the state law may be eligible to take a driving safety course in order to have the ticket dismissed and not appear on the permanent driving record. If a ticket is dismissed under this provision, it will not appear as a conviction on the driving record and according to state law, should not affect insurance premiums.

In order to take a driving safety course, a defendant must first have permission of the court to do so. To determine eligibility, a driving safety course must not have been taken 12 months prior to the date of the citation. It is the defendant's responsibility to determine if he is eligible to take a course. If eligibility is determined, he must:

  1. Enter a plea of no contest or guilty
  2. Pay applicable state court costs and administrative fees.
  3. Present a valid Texas driver's license
  4. Present valid insurance with the defendant's name on the policy

Not all offenses under the Texas Transportation Code are subject to dismissal upon completion of a driving safety course. A driver will not be eligible to have a charge dismissed by completing a driving safety course if:

  1. the alleged speed is 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
  2. the alleged moving violation has occurred in a construction zone with workers present
  3. the alleged violation is "passing a school bus while loading or unloading students"
  4. the driver holds a commercial driver's license

Defendants sixteen (16) years of age or younger must make a formal court appearance in front of a judge with a parent or legal guardian in order to request permission to take a driving safety course.

Persons other than juveniles may make arrangements to take a driving safety course between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and Friday (unless Thursday is your court date, in which case you can make arrangements for Driver's Safety at that point), either on or before the scheduled court date. If the request is not made by the court date, a person may lose his option to take the course.

Applicable state court costs and administrative fees (below):

For offenses occurring January 1, 2008 and later:
$108.00 or $133.00 (school zone violation)

The receipt, insurance card, application for a driving record and deadline for taking class and turning in documents will be returned to the address on the citation. The original Certificate of Completion and Driving Record (TYPE 3A) MUST be returned to the court by a due date assigned by the court. Failure to take the course and turn in the documents for the due date may result in a conviction being entered and payment of the remaining balance becoming due.

The driving record may also be ordered online from:

 
 
 
 

City Hall

1018 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Police Department

1101 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 944-1910
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Public Works

1018 State St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Billing and Utilities

1018 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Municipal Court

1019 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax