Alvin Municipal Court

216 West Sealy Street
Alvin, Texas 77511
281.388.4250

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday-7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Resolving Your Violation

Follow the Directions

The first step to resolving your violation is to read the instructions on the back of your copy of the citation given by an Alvin Police Officer. The back of your citation contains a lot of information on how to resolve your citation. (If you are a Juvenile, see the Youth Offenders page for resolving a violation.)

Make A Plea

After you are issued a citation, you must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation. Remember only the person who received the citation can enter a plea to the citation. Photo Identification is required when you appear . You have three plea options to choose from:


  1. No Contest (Nolo Contendere) - A plea of No Contest means that you do not contest the violation filed against you and you are waiving your right to a trail by judge or jury.


  2. Guilty - By entering a plea of Guilty you admit that the act is prohibited by law, that you committed the act charged, and that you are waiving your right to a trail by judge or jury.

    When you enter a “No Contest” or “Guilty” plea, you may:

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  4. Not Guilty - A plea of Not Guilty means that you are informing the Court that you deny guilt to the violation in which you were accused. When you enter a plea of Not Guilty to any violation, you will be set to a trial date. 


What Happens If I Do Not Make a Plea or Ignore My Citation?
 
If you fail to make a plea for each violation shown on your citation, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. For more information on warrants and how to resolve them, please refer to Warrant Information .


 

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Alvin City Hall
216 West Sealy
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4200


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday - 7:00 AM to

6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


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