Municipal Court


Judge Teresa Bishop
456 Oak Graham, Texas 76450
Phone 940.549.8370 Fax 940.521.9463
gmcc@grahamtexas.net

 

Mission: The mission of Graham Municipal Court is to provide a neutral, courteous and fair forum for the trial of Class C misdemeanor offenses.

Jurisdiction: Cases filed in the Municipal Court include, but are not limited to, traffic and parking violations, Class C misdemeanors, violation of City ordinances, Code Enforcement violations, and school attendance.

Information Regarding your citation: Your first appearance is to determine your plea. Your signature on the bottom of the citation is not a plea. You are not required to hire an attorney and you do have the right to represent yourself in Municipal Court. The law requires any person issued a citation to appear in court. Your appearance date (you may appear before but no later than) is noted on the citation.

Juveniles (a person under 17) have a separate set of rules for their appearance. They must appear with a parent or legal guardian.

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Guilty:

  • You admit that you committed the act charged.
  • A fine will be issued.

Nolo Contendere :( No Contest)

  • You do not contest the State’s charge against you.
  • A fine will be issued.

Not Guilty:

  • You deny guilt.
  • A trial will be held (either by judge or jury)
  • The state must prove the charge that it filed against you.
    • If you plead not guilty, the court will schedule a jury trial unless you waive that right.
    • If you do, the trial will be before the Judge.

 

Payment Options

  1. You can simply pay the fine (plea of guilty or nolo contendere)

  2. Request Driving Safety Course (if you qualify by the state mandated requirements) and pay a fee

  3. Request deferred disposition and pay a fee (if you do not have a CDL license)

  4. Request an extension of time to pay. Any extension of over 30 days carries an additional state mandated $25.00 fee.

In addition to a fine, court costs mandated by state law will be charged. The total costs of the offense will depend on the charges filed. You will need to contact the court for the amount.

09/12/15
Western Swing Event - featuring the beautiful Gourd Art of Georgia Cunningham

09/12/15
Opening Reception for the Cowgirl Photography Exhibit with Shannon Smith & Kelli Brown

09/19/15
Texas Camel Corps Program

10/08/15
Chalupa Luncheon

10/10/15
Pumpkin 5K and Fun Run

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JOB POSTING CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
Applications Due: September 15, 2015 by 5:00p.m. Click here Details

NOTICE OF 2015 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE
For City of Graham First Hearing: August 31, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. Second Hearing: September 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Click here Details

Notice Stage 5 Water Emergency
Effective immediately it will be in effect until important tie-ins with the water plant renovations are done.(approximately 6-8 weeks) Click here Details

LATE BILL POLICY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2015
1. Bills are due on the date shown on the bill, unless adequate proof is provided that the City utilized an improper address for the billing, 2. If the bill is not paid on or before the due date, a 5% penalty shall be applied; 3. If the bill is not paid in full, inclusive of the penalty applied, by the 28th day of the month when payment becomes 30 days past due,the utility will be disconnected. 4. A disconnect fee of $75 dollars will be applied to the bill. 5. To reconnect service the bill shall be paid in full, inclusive of the penalty, the $75 dollar disconnect fee and a $75 re-connect fee.

WATER CONSERVATION & DROUGHT PLAN 2013
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