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Citation Information

Citation Options
You received a citation...Now What?

All citations written by the Port Neches Police Department state to appear or contact the court within ten (10) business days from the date of citation.

If you do not appear by the 10th business day, you will receive a past due notice.  If you fail to respond to the past due notice by the date specified, this will eventually result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.  Additionally, this will result in extra costs added to your citation.

  • NOLO CONTENDER£ (NO CONTEST): The individual, while not admitting guilt, does not dispute the charge against them. 
  • GUILTY: Means that the individual admits to everything with which they have been charged and is willing to face whatever penalty the court imposes. 
  • NOT GUILTY: The individual does not admit to anything they have been accused of 
There are various ways to answer and dispose of any violations against you.
See your options below.

Driving Safety Course is available for traffic offenses that are classified as a moving violation. After paying the driving safety course fee and court costs, you would be allowed 90 days to complete the terms of the driving safety course agreement. 
Deferred disposition is a simple form of probation. If eligible, the deferral period can last between 90 to 180 days, depending on the offense. 
If you decide to pay your fine, a plea of guilty or no contest must be entered with the understanding it will result as a conviction on your record. Once the violation is paid in full, no further action is required.

Dispute Your Citation
You may sign up for a court date if you wish to plea bargain your case.

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