These letters go out all the time. I have never seen a client pay the demand and I have never seen someone sued over it. Also, the limit of liability in Texas is $1000 if they actually sued you and won. It won't go on your credit report unless they actaully sued you and got a judgment.
It appears that you have skated on the criminal aspect of this matter. Most attorneys tell clients not to pay on the civil demand letter.
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It appears that they have given you a pass on the criminal side for this time. They probably did this because the amount was under $100 and the lowest misdemeanor violation. However, keep in mind that they have you in their system and will not let it pass again.
If they send you a civil demand letter asking for any amount, you should not pay it. If they sue you in civil court, you should immediately get an attorney to assist you with your defense. Good luck!
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