City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
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COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

HALTOM CITY MUNICIPAL COURT

Municipal Court dockets for the week of June 29, 2020 have been cancelled due to the closure of City Hall. There is no date scheduled for the re-opening of City Hall or the continuation of court dockets. Please call 817-222-7773 if you have questions about an appearance or how to deal with a ticket.

If you feel that the court doesn’t have your correct mailing address you need to contact the court and give your most current address. All rescheduled court dates will be mailed out to the defendants at the address the court has on record. It is the defendant’s responsibility to let the court know of any change of address after citations are issued.

Payments can be made in the Haltom City drop box on the east side of City Hall, located at 5024 Broadway. Please only leave cash during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please also note “COURT” on any envelope left in drop box.

You may contact the courts at 817-222-7773 if you have any question.

Melissa Rodriguez - Court Supervisor
Haltom City Municipal Court

Effective immediately, due to the unprecedented nature of this situation, and in an abundance of caution, the following will be in place:

  • All bench trials scheduled for the entire month of April, 2020 shall be cancelled and rescheduled after June 1, 2020.
  • Any defendant or attorney may reset their court date without penalty.  The court must be notified in writing via email, facsimile, mail or in person.
  • For March and April 2020, Attorneys currently set on the A3 docket will be rescheduled to the PT-A2 docket. They may also have a reset without penalty.
  • Defendants may receive deferred disposition at the window and may have up to 30 days to pay (90 days deferred disposition or 120 for defendants under 25).
  • Defendants may elect defensive driving at the window and may have up to 30 days to pay their fee. This includes those defendants who have passed their initial appearance date.
  • Defendants may receive compliance dismissals at the window with proof of compliance, including those that are beyond their initial appearance date. They may have up to 7 days to pay the dismissal fee.
  • This order shall be in place until June 20, 2020 and may be extended as needed.

Lorraine Irby
Haltom City Judge

Municipal Court

City Hall
5024 Broadway Ave.

Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Contact

Information
817-222-7773
email staff

Deferred Disposition

City Hall - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-222-7773
Motion for Deferred Disposition:
Download PDF File
Options for Disposition

Deferred disposition is not a right but rather discretionary by the Judge of the court. If deferred disposition is granted, it is a period of 90 days from the date of payment. You cannot receive another moving violation within the State of Texas during the 90 day period. If deferred disposition is successfully completed, the violation will not be reported on your driving record.

You must follow the instructions exactly as outlined below in order to receive deferred:

1.You cannot receive deferred disposition by mail/fax if you were charged with any of the violations listed below. You must appear in person before the Judge to request deferred for these violations:

  • Speeding in excess of 25 mph over the posted speed limit.
  • Speeding in a school zone 15 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Any violation that occurred in a construction zone
  • Assault – family violence
  • Failure to stop for school bus
  • Any violation involving an accident resulting in damage to a vehicle, striking a fixture, landscape, or unattended vehicle.
  • No driver's license
  • No insurance

2. You cannot receive deferred disposition if you had a Commercial Driver’s License on the date of the violation.
3. If you are under the age of 25 at this time, you must appear in person to request deferred disposition. State law requires different procedures in such a case.
4. You must fax/mail the request with payment on or before your appearance date.  Any requests received after that date will be denied and set for a court date before the Judge.
5.
The completed Motion for Deferred Disposition form must be enclosed with a check, money order, or a credit card payment form for the full amount due prior to the due date on your citation (21 business days). Mail the full payment, a completed deferred disposition form for each offense, and if paying by credit card, a completed credit card payment form to (if paying credit card you may fax both forms):

 

Haltom City Municipal Court
5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX 76117

6.Make sure you include your name, complete address, and citation number. You must sign the Motion for Deferred Form and circle a plea of Nolo Contendre or Guilty. A separate form must be completed for each violation.

You must contact the Municipal Court to find out your fine (bond amount). You must add $25 to the fine(bond amount) that you are given for each violation that you are requesting deferred disposition on.

Deferred will not be granted if the correct amount is not paid or if you are ineligible according to the rules outlined above.

Haltom City Municipal Court
Phone:  817 222-7773

Fax:  817 222-7727

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