Information about Traffic Cases
The Driver Responsibility Program establishes
a system that assesses a surcharge based on certain traffic offenses committed
on or after September 1, 2003. Points are assigned to moving violations,
and are applied to drivers based on the type of offense and the time period
in which the offense was committed. More information about the Driver Responsibility Program is in Chapter 708 of the Texas Transportation Code.
For information concerning the Driver Responsibility Program,
including the Driver's License Points and Surcharges, visit
the Department of Public Safety's website or contact the Department of Public Safety at
This information is furnished to you to provide basic information relative to the law governing procedures for traffic cases in the Harris County Justice Courts.
The Harris County Justices of the Peace and the Clerks of the Harris County Justice Courts are not allowed to give legal advice. You are urged to review the applicable laws and to consult an attorney of your choice for further information or answers to specific legal questions.
You have the right to a trial by a jury and to be represented by an attorney of your choice, or to represent yourself.
Traffic offenses, generally, are punishable by a fine of not more than $200.00 and all costs of court.
Disclaimer: The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.