What do I say in court tomorrow?

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What do I say in court tomorrow?

I received two citations one for
failure to maintain financial
responsibility and the other for
failure to control speed. It is my
desire to have deferred adjudication
and defensive driving in place of going
on my driving record

Asked on March 16, 2016 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Every municipal court is a little different.... but most will let you talk to a prosecutor and work out a deal.  What hope to get is not out of the range of options.  If you end up in front of a judge, then tell them (1) that you are entering a plea of not-guilty (2) and that you would like to visit with a prosecutor to see what type of agreements can be reached. 
It's court and you need to show proper decorum... but it's a more relaxed court than a larger, felony court.  So... don't stress too much.


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