City Judge: Patrick Millar
City Attorney: David Deaconson
Municipal Court Clerk: Christine McMains • (254) 799-2458 Ext. 2009
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Citizens who receive a citations will need to appear to make disposition within 10 business days. Failure to appear as required by law may result in being denied the renewal of the driver’s license and the assessment of an additional fee. Appearance is made either in person or in writing. A phone call does not constitute an appearance. Only the defendant or his/her counsel can make an appearance. Citizens may use the link below to assist in the disposition process or may contact the court for further assistance.
NOTE: Defendants younger than 17 years of age must appear before the judge in open court with a parent or guardian. A court appointment will be scheduled during the defendant’s initial appearance.
Court is held at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Wednesdays scheduled by appointment. (Non-Contested court is scheduled on second Wednesdays. Contested court is scheduled on fourth Wednesdays.)
General Court Information
An appearance in court is by mail, in person or by attorney. A phone call does not constitute an appearance. Failure to appear in court as required by law may result in being denied the renewal of the driver’s license and assessment of an additional fee.
TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE
indicate in the proper space provided on the reply form. A plea of nolo contendere means that the defendant does not contest the State’s charges filed against them. The fine for a nolo contendere plea is the same as that for a plea of guilty. Either plea indicates that the defendant agrees to waive an appearance before the Court for trial. Refer to the fine schedule to determine the total amount of the fine(s) acceptable by the Court.
Make remittance payable to LACY LAKEVIEW MUNICIPAL COURT. Return a copy of the citation along with the Municipal Court Plea Form and remittance to assure proper credit.
TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY
and request a trial, indicate on the reply form and mail no later than the appearance date shown on the citation. Also, the defendant should inform the Court know if they want a trial before the Court or before a Jury. The defendant will be notified by the Court of the trial date by mail.
PLEASE NOTE: The Judge cannot discuss the merits of a pending judicial proceeding prior to the trial. Return the copy of the citation along with the Municipal Court Plea Form.
Under the laws of the State of Texas, the defendant may be eligible to have one moving violation within a 12-month period dismissed by taking a driving safety course. HOWEVER, THE DEFENDANT WILL LOSE THAT RIGHT IF THEY DO NOT PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE COURT OF THE DESIRE TO DO SO ON OR BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE SHOWN ON THE CITIATION. The defendant will not pay the fine unless they fail to complete all requirements.
Defendants are not eligible for this option if:
(1) the speeding violation is 25 mph or above the posted limit;
(2) they hold a CDL; or
(3) they have used this option within the past 12 months immediately proceeding the date of the citation to dismiss another citation.
At the time of request, the defendant will be required to submit a copy of their valid Texas driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility and pay fees.
Driver Safety Course
To make any other arrangements not listed above, contact the court before the appearance date.
JUVENILES younger than 16 MUST APPEAR IN OPEN COURT FOR ALL PROCEEDINGS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN BY THE APPEARANCE DATE ON THE CITATION. JUVENILES MAY NOT USE THE REPLY FORM TO MAKE THEIR APPEARANCE. A JUVENILE WHO FAILS TO APPEAR AT THE TIME AND DATE ON THE CITATION MAY HAVE THEIR LICENSE SUSPENDED AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND MAY BE TURNED OVER TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE COURT FOR PROSECUTION.