Plea not guilty and request a trial. If you choose to plea not guilty, you or your attorney must turn in a plea and request for trial by judge or jury by the due date on the citation. The court date will be assigned and notice of the trial date will by sent out by the court.
Request the Driving Safety Course in person on or before the due date on your ticket. You will be eligible for this option if you:
Have not had a defensive driving class in the previous 12 months
Have a valid Texas drivers license
Show proof of liability insurance
You are not eligible for the Driving Safety Course if you were cited for one of the following offenses:
Going more than 25 miles over the speed limit
Passing a school bus
Fleeing / evading a peace officer
Leaving the scene of an accident
Failing to render aid
Committing any traffic offense while driving with a commercial drivers license
Once the court has approved you for defensive driving, you must pay the $107 (or $135 if School Zone Violation) court costs, then you will have 90 days to complete the course.