Municipal Court

The information supplied concerns the cases filed with the Municipal Court for the City of Bonham, Texas. The charges consist of fine only Class C Misdemeanors including Traffic, Texas State Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Education Code and City Ordinance violations.

Charges filed in this court are filed by the Bonham Police Department, the Bonham Independent School District Police Department, the Bonham Fire Marshal's Office, the Bonham Animal Control Officers, local Code Enforcement and Health Inspectors.


Plea Options

You are required to enter one of the following three pleas in person before the Judge or in writing when appearing on your citation:

  • Nolo Contendere: A plea of nolo contendere means that you do not contest the charge against you. You will be found guilty and should be prepared to pay the fine.
  • Guilty: By a plea of guilty, you admit that the act is prohibited by law and that you committed the offense.
  • Not Guilty: A plea of not guilty means that you deny guilt and require the State to prove the charge. Your case will then be set for trial either before a jury or the court.