The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (under age 17) charged with most Class C misdemeanors, including traffic offenses. All juveniles are required to appear in court with a parent or guardian. Juveniles may not pay fines prior to appearing before the court.

  • You may be eligible to request a driver safety course and have your citation dismissed. The request must be made in writing on or before your court date.
  • To qualify you must meet the following:
  • •Defendants must have a valid Texas driver license at the time of the offense or permit, proof of active military duty or proof that defendant is spouse or dependent child of a person on active military duty.
  • •Defendants must present the court proof of valid financial responsibility (Insurance).
  • •A written plea of guilty or no contest
  • •Complete a driving course application
  • •Pay court cost and administrative fee Speeding and most other violations $109.10 Speeding in a School Zone $134.10
  • You are not eligible, if:
  • •You possess a commercial driver license;
  • •If you are currently taking a driving course for another traffic violation or another court;
  • •Defendant cannot have completed a driver safety course/motorcycle operator training course within the 12 months preceding the date of the current offense.
  • You committed one of the following offenses:
  • •Passing a school bus
  • •Speeding 25 mph over the posted speed limit or more
  • •Leaving the scene of an accident
  • •Reckless driving
  • •Duty to give information and render aid
  • •Serious traffic violations
  • •An offense in a construction zone where workers are present
  • You will be allowed 90 days to complete the course and must, on or before the 90thday, present your signed completion certificate and driving record to the court. The deadline for taking a driver safety course will not be extended. Failure to provide the proper paperwork to the court will result in the fine amount becoming due and a conviction being entered on your driving record. A warrant for your arrest may also be issued, resulting in additional charges.

Kirby Municipal Court offers deferred disposition also known as probation. You may come on or before your court date to fill out an application for deferred disposition. The probation period is for 90 days. Defendants must plead guilty or no contest or be found guilty. Defendant cannot have a commercial driver license. Defendant offense cannot have occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present. If the defendant is younger than 25 years of age and charged with a moving traffic violation, they must also take a driver safety course as a term of the deferred disposition.

With proof, the following citations come with a dismissal fee:

  • Expired Registration
  • Expired Inspection
  • Fail to Display Drivers License
  • Expired Driver License
  • Fail to Report Change of Address of Name on Driver License
  • License Plates
  • Defective Equipment
  • Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (Insurance). Dismissed without a fine or fee, if insurance was good at the time of stop.