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MUNICIPAL COURT INFORMATION
The following drop downs provide information about various  Municipal Court fines, fees, rules and regulations:
  • SCHEDULE OF ACCEPTABLE FINES 

    ** Add $25.00 to any violation committed in a school zone.

    ** Fines are doubled in a “Construction Zone with Workers Present.”

    ** Persons 16 years of age or younger at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the Judge with a parent or legal guardian.

    OUT OF TOWN CHECKS NOT ACCEPTED

    ******FINES ARE CONSIDERED EARLY IF PAID ON OR BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE ON YOUR CITATION.*****

      Violation                                  Early Fine                       Standard Fine     

    Speeding

    $5.00 per mile + $125.00

    $324.00

    Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility – 1st Offense

    $319.00

     

    $369.00

     

    Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility – 2nd or Subsequent Offense

    $440.00

    $490.00

    Unrestrained Driver/Passenger

    $150.00

    $174.00

    Unrestrained Child – 1ST Offense

    $324.00

    $374.00

    Expired Registration, Driver’s License, and Defective Equipment

    $129.00

     

    $159.00

     

    Ran Stop Sign/Red Light, Fail to Signal, Fail to Yield Right of Way, Following too Colsely, Permit Unlicensed Driver to Drive, Fail to Contol Speed

     

    $224.00

     

     

    $254.00

    No Driver's License

    $204.00 $254.00

    effective as of September 1, 2019

  • DRIVING SAFETY COURSE

    ** Persons 16 years of age or younger at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the Judge with a parent or legal guardian.

     

    A driver that holds a commercial driver's license is NOT eligible for a driving safety course

     

    You are eligible to take a Driving Safety/Motorcycle/Seat belt Safety Course if:

        1. Submit a plea of nolo contendre or guilty on or before your appearance date.

        2. Have a valid Texas driver's license.
        3.  You have proof of liability insurance.
        4.  You have not taken a course in the past (12) twelve months,

              and are not in the process of taking the course for another offense.
        5. You pay the court cost's and fees with the court.



    An Occupant & Child passenger Safety course may be taken for ticket dismissal on any seat belt/child restraint violation.

    The following violations do not qualify for any safety course:

    • Speeding 25mph or over posted limit.
    • Passing a school bus loading or unloading.
    • Any violation in a construction zone with workers present.
    • Leaving the scene of an accident.
    • Fail to stop and render aid.

    Court costs & fees for violations as of September 1, 2019:

        Speeding in a school zone $159.00

        All other moving violations $134.00

    A driving safety course MUST be requested in person or by mail.


    Please mail your request to:


    Lockhart Municipal Court 
    1914 West San Antonio 
    Lockhart, Texas 78644


    YOUR REQUEST MUST BE POSTMARKED BY YOUR SCHEDULED APPEARANCE DATE.

    ONCE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR A SAFETY COURSE BY THE COURT, YOU WILL RECEIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING YOUR REQUIREMENTS BY MAIL.

    YOU WILL HAVE 90 DAYS TO COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS AND RETURN THEM TO THE COURT.


    click to request driving record
    click for a list of drivers safety courses

    If you have further questions regarding your violation and drivers safety please contact the court:

    512-398-8330.

  • Deferred Disposition

    ** Persons 16 years of age or younger at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the Judge with a parent or legal guardian.

     

    Deferred disposition is a process which the judge requires a defendant to adhere to certain conditions. If a defendant successfully completes the terms of the deferral, the case will be dismissed.

     

    Terms of a deferral may include but are not limited to:

    • refraining from committing future violations during a specified time period
    • attending a drivers safety course
    • completing a specified number of community service hours
    • providing proof of monthly insurance
    • paying a $50 deferral fee


    If the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of the court order a, conviction will be imposed on the defendants record.

    Deferred disposition may be requested before the Judge or by letter via mail.

     

    If you wish to request deferred disposition by mail please write a letter to our presiding Judge indicating your plea of nolo contendere or guilty with your request.

    click for application

    Mail your application to:

    Lockhart Municipal Court

    1914 W. San Antonio Street

    Lockhart, TX 78644

    or fax to 512-620-0150

     

    If the Judge grants your request, the court will notify you via mail of your deferral conditions and the fees assessed.

     

    For questions regarding your violation and deferred disposition please call our court at 512-398-8330.

     

  • ALCOHOL OFFENSES

    These violations require a mandatory court appearance before the judge if:

    • The offender is under the age of 21 at the time of the offense
    • The offender is 16 years of age and younger must appear before the judge with his/her parents or legal guardian.

    Lockhart Municipal Court

    1914 W. San Antonio St

    Lockhart, TX 78644


    If you have any questions please contact the court at 512-398-8330.

  • JUROR INFORMATION

    The defendant, the prosecutor, the public, and our system of justice, all require that a fair jury, one without bias or prejudice, and free of opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant, be chosen. A fair jury is one that, not having heard any of the evidence, is not committed to either side. A fair jury is one that is impartial to both sides and that can and will follow the as given by the court.

    POTENTIAL JURORS:

    • If you have received a juror summons and would like to claim one of the exemptions listed on the summons, please circle the exemption and return the summons to the court.

    • Please call the court at (512) 398-8330 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm the business day prior to the date you are scheduled for jury service to ensure that the trial has not been canceled.

    • If you are not exempt but need a continuance due to prior commitments, e.g., travel plans, doctor or hospital appointments, please bring proof to the court and speak with a judge or the court administrator.

    • Work cannot be used as an excuse for a continuance and only a judge may speak with you about a work related request.

    If you fail to appear for jury service you may be held in contempt of court and fined $100.00

  • Courtroom Conduct

    **Persons 16 years of age or younger at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the Judge with a parent or legal guardian.

    Courtroom Conduct:  the following are prohibited:

    • All electronic devices (e.g., phones, tablets, laptops, game players)
    • Recording devices
    • Cameras
    • Wearing hats, caps, or sunglasses
    • Food or beverages (including gum chewing)
    • Gestures, facial expressions, or sounds indicating approval or disapproval
    • Inappropriate attire (e.g., shorts, cut-offs, tank tops, midriff tops, visible undergarments)
    • Slouching in chair or sleeping

    All persons entering the Municipal Court building are subject to search of their person and/or belongings.


    Any persons committing any violation of proper decorum or conduct may be removed from the courtroom and/or building.  Egregious disregard for the dignity of the Court may be held in contempt of Court at the discretion of the judge.



    By Order of Presiding Judge, City of Lockhart Municipal Court:


    W. Frank Coggins

  • DPS SURCHARGE INFORMATION

     

    As of September 1, 2019 Texas Driver Responsibility has been repealed.

    For information on Texas Driver Responsibility Program click here or call 1-800-688-6882.


Lockhart Municipal Court
1914 West San Antonio Street
Lockhart, TX  78644
(512) 398-8330
(512) 620-0150 - Fax
E-mail:  court@lockhart-tx.org

 

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