I recently received a MIP and PODP. I'm going to court tomorrow to plead no contest and ask for differed adjudication. When do I show up at the court and do I bring money to pay the fines?
You don't say where the case is, but assuming it is in Travis County, in Austin Municipal Court, you can go on line and look up your case at https://www.austintexas.gov/AmcPublicInquiry/
You should be able to find the time there. Take money with you, but to pay the court costs / special fee if you get a deferred disposition.
If it's in some other court, you can look on line, or call the court first thing tomorrow morning. Or, you may still have an email or a document that says what court and what time.
This answer is intended to be taken as general information and not as specific legal advice. You should always consult a qualified attorney and make him familiar with all the relevant facts in order to get proper legal advice. Every case is different, and they must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. David N. Smith Austin, Texas [email protected] (512) 457-0100
Even if you don't have the full fine amount, a number of courts will allow you to do a payment plan. If the court will not allow you to be out on a payment plan, you might want to ask for a reset to give yourself time to get some money together.
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