Court Appearance

The law requires you to appear in court on your case. If you were issued a citation, your appearance date is located on the citation. Court begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends when all cases are heard.  You or your attorney must appear in person on your scheduled date in order to see the Judge. Juveniles under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Minors under 21 years of age charged with any type of alcohol and/or tobacco offense are required to appear in court as follows:
  • Anyone under 18 years of age, must appear in person before the court and must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian.
  • Anyone under 21 years of age, but over 18 years of age must appear in person before the court. A parent or legal guardian is not required to appear in court with you. 

Initial Appearance
The court appearance date given on your citation is a deadline to appear at the court window.  At this time, you will be given the options for taking care of your citation.  If those options are not acceptable, you will be given a setting on the next available docket.

The City of Fair Oaks Ranch Municipal Court does not accept faxes for an initial appearance or requests for resets. This must be done in person or by mail.

Notice: If you do not appear in court or make payment on or before the court appearance date on your citation, an additional charge of failure to appear may be filed against you and a warrant for your arrest will be issued.