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Thanksgiving, November 27-28, 2014.

Court Hours - Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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If you have been charged with an offense which is within the jurisdiction of the City of Brenham Municipal Court, you must make an appearance in person or by mail within 10 working days after the date on your citation. A telephone call does not constitute an appearance and will not prevent issuance of a warrant.

If you wish to appear in person, or if you wish to provide extenuating circumstances for the judge to consider when setting your fine, arraignments are held every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. at the City of Brenham Municipal Court, 200 W. Vulcan Street. If you wish to take care of your citation by mail, please use the REPLY FORM located at the bottom of the citation.

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Plea reply form

Police officers can not answer questions about fine amounts or court procedures. Do not call the Police Department -- this matter is now under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court.

A Plea of GUILTY means that you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you have no legal defense for your act. You should understand the following: You are innocent until proven guilty. Your plea of guilty may be used against you later in a civil suit. (e.g., if there was a traffic accident another party can say you were at fault or responsible for the accident because you pled guilty to the traffic charge.

You may pay a municipal court fine in full online using a Visa or Mastercard. You will be asked to give your citation number and date of birth; or enter the vehicle information to access a current account.

A Plea of NO CONTEST means that you do not contest the charge against you. You will almost certainly be found guilty, unless you are eligible and successfully complete a driving safety course and/or deferred disposition. Also, a plea of no contest cannot be used against you in a subsequent civil suit for damages.

If you plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest), you must include a waiver of a jury trial. The full fine may be paid by mail or in person by cashier’s check, money order or credit card. (See attached Reply Form.)

A Plea of NOT GUILTY means that you deny guilt or that you have a defense in your case, and the State must prove the charges against you. If you plead not guilty, you will need to decide whether to hire an attorney, or represent yourself.

If you plead NOT GUILTY, the court will schedule a jury trial unless you waive that right and then the trial will be before the judge. Jury trials are held every other month. The court will send you a notice setting the date of your jury trial. (See attached REPLY FORM.)

For more information, please contact the Court at 979-337-7599. The Court is located at 200 W. Vulcan, Brenham, TX 77834-1059. The fax number is 979-337-7504.

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