Online Reference Guide



For tickets received in Cooke County, Texas (change county)

Including the Municpal Courts in Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Oak Ridge and Valley View as well as the Justice of the Peace Precincts 1 and 4.

Below you will find information about court locations, traffic school elections and fighting a ticket in court as well as all of the necessary forms you need.

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Select one of the following options:

Pay the Ticket in full
By just paying the fine, you plead guilty to the ticket and points will be assessed on your license. This adjudication will appear on your driving record and your insurance may be affected and/or cancelled.
Elect a Defensive Driving Course
By electing a defensive driving course, you pay for the ticket but points are NOT assessed on your license. This adjudication will be WITHHELD on your driving record and your insurance CANNOT be effected as long as you were not at fault in a crash.
Contest the Ticket in Court
If you choose to contest the ticket, you may be eligible to have your ticket dismissed upon successful completion of a deferred disposition. You must appear in person at one of the court locations to determine eligibility for this option.

Know the Facts

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Texas law gives you three options regarding your citation. You must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation, or be subject to a late fee and other possible actions including suspension of your driver license. Even if you feel you deserved the ticket, you may elect a driver safety course to keep it off your record, avoid the points and prevent the violation from raising your insurance rates.


  Gainesville Municipal Court
201 Santa Fe St.
Gainesville, TX 76240
  Lindsay Municipal Court
P.O. Box 153
Lindsay, TX 76250
  Muenster Municipal Court
P.O. Box 208
Muenster, TX 76252
  Oak Ridge Municipal Court
129 Oak Ridge Dr.
Gainesville, TX 76240
  Valley View Municipal Court
308 W. Obuch St.
P.O. Box 268
Valley View, TX 76272

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1

Hon. Dorthy Lewis
320 County Road 451
Gainesville, TX 76240

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4

Hon. Jason Brinkley
304 W. O'Buch St.
P.O. Box 337
Valley View, TX 76272


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      Simple steps:
1. Tell the Clerk of Court or Judge that you wish to complete a defensive driving class or driver safety course.
2. Complete a course & get a certificate of completion back to the clerk or judge before the deadline they give you.
  (Usually you have 60 or 90 days to complete a course and file your certificate of completion)
Only one election per 12 month period. CDL drivers are eligible only by a court order.