Citations for a class C misdemeanor that are issued by an officer of the City of Deer Park will be filed in municipal court. Typically, these are violations of city ordinances or violations of state law for which the punishment is by fine only.
Common offenses include traffic violations such as:
No Valid Inspection Certificate
No Driver's License
No Insurance (FMFR)
Disregarding a Red Light
Disregarding a Stop Sign
Common city ordinance infractions include:
Alarm permit violations
Leash law violations
Excessive noise violations
The municipal court also has jurisdiction over any state law violations punishable by fine only including:
Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Minor in Possession of Tobacco
Theft of property valued under $50
Citations filed with the municipal court are written by:
Animal Control Officers
Code Enforcement Officers
Deer Park Police Officers
The municipal court follows the procedures provided by statute to afford all court participants the rights guaranteed them under the Constitution of the United States and the State of Texas.
Note: The municipal court does not answer any legal questions of any nature. The personnel are allowed to explain court proceedings and procedures only. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.