Judiciary - Frequently Asked Questions
Many of your questions concerning the Judiciary can be answered in the following area. You may obtain additional information form Court and Detention Services at (214) 670-0109.
I have a warrant for my arrest, who do I need to speak with?
The Customer Service Representatives will be able to assist you explaining your options regarding any warrants arising from the issuance of City of Dallas tickets. They can be reached at (214) 670-0109.
I filed a Motion of continuance and it has been denied by the judge. Can I speak to him regarding this matter?
In most cases, once the Motions have been ruled on, the judge will not reconsider. You have the following options available: 1) You can pay the fine, or 2) you can post a cash bond usually in the amount of the fine, and request that the case can be set for trial.
I would like to dismiss the charges of assault and the Prosecutorís Office will not let me drop the charges?
You and the defendant must appear in court on the assigned court date. At this time, you may request the charges be dismissed.
I was placed on part-pay or Work Release and for some reason I defaulted on the agreement. How can I get back on the plan?
Part-pay/Work Release are administered by Courts and Detention Services. You will need to contact a caseworker or supervisor regarding reinstatement at (214) 670-0109.
Can you tell me what time and date is my Court setting?
You can obtain this information from Court and Detention Services at (214) 670-0109.
Do I have to pay for parking at 2014 Main Street, 106 S. Harwood, or 111 W. Commerce?
Yes, there is paid parking provided by independent owners not affiliated with the City of Dallas.
I have a court date today, can I come in and pay my ticket before my court appearance?
How can I receive credit for time served?
You will need to provide the following information: proof of incarceration and appear in Magistrate Court for judicial consideration.
My deadline has passed to complete, return certificate, or obtain driverís record from the Department of Public Safety for the Driverís Safety Course. What do I need to do?
You can pay your fine or appear in Magistrate Court for Judicial consideration.
Someone has received a ticket in my name, how can I get this corrected?
You will need to appear at the Court Services Department, 2014 Main Street, Room 100, Window #100, Dallas, Texas (Phone: (214) 670-5354). The Customer Service Representative will then take the necessary steps to rectify the situation.
I need an extension to pay the fine.
An extension to pay the fine is an admission of guilt. If you do not want to enter a plea of no contest or guilty, you will need to request a court date. This will allow you sufficient time to make a decision. However, if you do not want to plead guilty and request an extension to pay the fine, you must appear in person at 2014 Main Street, room 101, Dallas Texas and enter a plea of no contest or guilty.
I need information regarding a county, federal, or Department of Public Safety Office.
County Information is (214) 653-7011
Federal Information is 1-800-688-9889
Department of Public Safety, 1500 Marilla Street, (214) 651-1859
I received a letter from Department of Public Safety regarding the suspension of my driver's license. How can I get this corrected?
Driverís License suspended cases are held by Dallas County Justice of the Peace. You will need to contact the local DPS office for further information or the person whom sent you the letter.
I am planning on getting married. Can one of the Municipal Judges perform the services?
Yes, Municipal Judges can perform wedding ceremonies. You can contact a City of Dallas Municipal Judge at (214)670-5573.
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