The Trophy Club Municipal Court has a scheduled Plea, Attorney, Juvenile, Pre-Trial and Show Cause Court docket on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Jury and Bench Trials are set as required.You must be set on the docket in order to be seen by the Judge. You may request to be set on the docket when appearing at the Court office or in writing by mail. Requests to reset your appearance on the Court docket must be made in writing to the Judge at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled docket date. If you have requested a docket setting and do not appear, a Failure To Appear charge and warrant for your arrest may be issued.
Motions for Continuance
The Court hereby adopts the attached excerpt from the TMCEC Bench Book regarding motions for continuance. The Town Prosecutor, after discussion with a defendant and representing as an officer of the Court to a Judge that a matter is uncontested, may ask the Court (ex parte) to consider a continuance on the Court’s own motion for administrative efficiency and convenience without requiring a motion from the Prosecutor or defendant, as permitted by Art. 29.01 C.C.P.
Entering an Appearance / Plea: After a citation is issued, the Defendant has ten (10) business days, excluding holidays and weekends, to make an appearance with the Court in person or by mail. A telephone call does not constitute an appearance. Failure to make an appearance may result in a new charge of Failure To Appear and a warrant may be issued. When appearance is made, the Defendant has the right to enter a plea of Guilty, Nolo Contendere (No Contest), or Not Guilty.
Guilty- By entering a plea of guilty, you are admitting that you committed the violation charged against you. A fine is assessed by the Judge and the violation MAY appear on your driving or criminal history record. However you may be eligible for options to prevent the violation from appearing on your record.
Nolo Contendere (No Contest)- By entering a plea of No Contest, you are only saying that you do not want to contest the charge that has been brought against you. No Contest has the same legal effect as a guilty plea. A fine is assessed by the Judge and the violation MAY appear on your driving or criminal history record. However you may be eligible for options to prevent the violation from appearing on your record.
Not Guilty- By entering a plea of Not Guilty, you are denying guilt and requesting the State prove the charge against you. You will be scheduled for the next available Court docket to meet with the Prosecutor.