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Motor Vehicle Traffic / Non-Traffic Fines and Options

Offense Options:
  1. Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and pay the fine amount for the violation.
  2. Enter a plea of not guilty and request to be placed on the Pre-Trial Docket. 
  3. Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and require this charge be dismissed by requesting permission to take an approved driving safety course.  However you must meet all qualifications.
 
ALL FORMS NEEDED TO PLEA ARE AVAILABLE BELOW UNDER MORE INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THIS OFFICE AT (936)436-4988.
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP):
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) establishes a system that authorizes the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to assess surcharges to an individual based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Individuals are notified by mail each time a surcharge is added to their driver record. Surcharges are in addition to other fees and do not replace a suspension, revocation, denial, disqualification or cancellation resulting from the same conviction.
This program was developed to encourage safe driving habits. It requires DPS to assess surcharges to individuals based on certain traffic offenses. These surcharges are assessed in two ways, a point system, and conviction based.
  • Points are assessed for Texas or out-of-state moving violation convictions: two (2) points for a conviction, and three (3) points for a conviction that resulted in a crash. Individuals are assessed a point surcharge annually if they have six (6) or more points on their driver record. For each consecutive 12 month period that an individual does not receive any points for a moving violation, one (1) point will be deducted from the individual's total points.
  • A Conviction based surcharge is a result of being convicted of any of the following: Driving While Intoxicated, No Driver License, Driving While License Invalid, and No Insurance. Points are not assessed for these offenses. A conviction based surcharge will be assessed annually for three (3) years from the date of conviction. An individual also has the option to pay all three (3) years at once.

DPS offers programs that may reduce or waive surcharges. For more information about DRP, along with details on available surcharge discounts and other surcharge assistance programs, please visit, http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/drp.htm.


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Mark Holt,
Justice of the Peace

2986 A SH 19 S
Huntsville, TX 77320
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  • Phone: (936) 436-4988
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