County Criminal Court #6 is a Statutory Court or County Court at Law in which criminal misdemeanors are heard. This level of offense can include jail time, a fine and/or probation.
The Texas Penal Code includes several types of Misdemeanor offenses; all of which are either Class A, B, or C. Class C offenses are typically handled in Municipal Court or by a Justice of the Peace. Class B offenses carry a range of punishment from zero days in jail up to 180 days in jail and a fine of $0 up to $2000. Class A offenses carry a range of punishment from zero days in jail up to one year in jail and a fine of $0 up to $4000. Misdemeanors include DWIs 1st and 2nd offenses, Possession of Marijuana, Theft, Criminal Trespass, Assault, and Evading Arrest, to name a few.
If you should happen to miss your Court date for any reason, contact the Court and if you have an attorney, contact your attorney as soon as possible. Even if a warrant has been issued for your arrest because of a missed Court date, you have a better chance of resolving the matter if you appear in Court as soon as you realize you missed your Court date.
Yes, in most cases. Verify this with your Judge. But usually a payment plan can be established to allow the defendant time to pay all fines, fees and costs in a reasonable amount of time.
As soon as you receive your Jury Summons, check the date with your schedule for conflicts and plan to be in Court all day. If you know you have a conflict that does not legally excuse you from Jury Service, contact the Jury Services Department and reschedule your service date.