Dating a traffic ticket
In addition, the government may refuse to renew your license or register your car until you come to court.
Many courts allow you to plead guilty or no contest, without coming to court, if you pay by mail or online.
By signing your ticket, you promised to show up at your court date.
Make sure you know your court date, and contact the court if you aren’t sure when your court date is.
If you can’t show up for your court date, call the court immediately and try to reschedule. Missing your court date can have serious consequences.
I received a ticket, but I can’t make it to my court date.Most traffic tickets in Texas are for Class C Misdemeanors, which are crimes punishable by a fine up to 0.Generally, parking tickets are not Class C Misdemeanors.If you pay without going to court, you will be convicted of a crime.Depending on how many tickets you’ve had recently, you may have to pay more money on top of your fine, called a “surcharge,” to the Department of Public Safety.
I am considering paying my fine by mail rather than going to court.