The weather has made getting around town a dubious prospect, one you shouldn't undertake unless it's necessary.
You'd normally think "due in court" would qualify as necessary, but Houston's municipal courts are giving you a break.
If you're supposed to be in court today, you can reset your case.
The City of Houston Municipal Courts remains open today, Monday, January 9, 2012; however, those individuals who are scheduled to appear in court and are unable to make a court appearance due to inclement weather will have the opportunity to reset their case(s).
If you are set for arraignment (first appearance):
You may request a trial setting or send proof of compliance by mail. You may request the DSC (Driving Safety Course) or Deferred Disposition by mail. Visit the court's website at www.houstontx.gov/courts to download the forms needed for each option. We will accept items postmarked through Saturday, January 14, 2012 for these requests.
If you are scheduled for trial:
Resets will be given in person at all court locations beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2012 through Saturday, January 14, 2012.
Citizens are reminded that payments can be made as follows:
Online at http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/HowDoIPayMyTicket.html Western Union By Mail (P.O. Box 4996, Houston, Texas 77210-4996) If individuals fail to reset their cases or fail to resolve their case by Saturday, January 14, 2012, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.
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