Court Appearance Requirements

Appearance Requirements

When a charge is filed against you in the Municipal Court a plea is required to take action on the citation. Your appearance date is printed on your citation. The Haslet Municipal Court does not require your appearance before the judge in open court if you are an adult over the age of seventeen years old and you would like to enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest."

There are options available to dispose of your citation at your convenience at the court clerk's office during business hours as long as you do so on or before your appearance date. If you choose to enter a plea of "not guilty" you must do so in open court in front of the municipal judge.

Should you need to reschedule your case once it has been scheduled for Court you must file a motion for continuance no less than 72 hours prior to your assigned Court date.