Frequently Asked Questions

When appearing on a citation, a defendant will be asked to enter his or her plea to the charges alleged. There are three different answers: 1) guilty; 2) not guilty; or 3) nolo contendere or no contest. The plea entered is very important and should be considered carefully due to the consequences of each.

The fines, costs, and fees assessed for each violation will vary based on the offense cited and the facts and circumstances of each case. See Fines, Court Costs, Extensions and Time Payments for more information.

You may resolve an outstanding citation with the Court clerk, prosecutor, or Judge even after a warrant has been issued for your arrest on that particular ticket. Payments can be arranged, deferred disposition can be granted, and there are even certain tickets which may still be dismissed with payment of the warrant fee as well as any administrative fees.

See Court Appearances, Pleas, Trials, Appeals, and Juror Information for details on how to report for jury service, notify the Court as to your ineligibility to serve, or to exercise one of the exemptions allowed by law.

You may request a police officer to respond to your location by calling (817) 473-0211 for non-emergency calls or 911 for emergency calls. Unfortunately the Mansfield Police Department does not send officers outside the City of Mansfield without meeting special criteria and authorization from the Patrol Supervisor.

The Mansfield Police Department does not have the authority to provide citizens a copy of their own or anyone else's criminal history.

See http://records.txdps.state.tx.us

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