Online Reference Guide



For tickets received in San Patricio County, Texas (change county)

Including the Municipal Courts in Gregory, Ingleside, Lake City, Mathis,
Odem, Portland, Sinton and Taft as well as the Justice of the Peace
Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

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

Click on any of the topics below to learn more.


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.


  Gregory Municipal Court
P.O. Box 297
Gregory, TX 78359
  Ingleside Municipal Court
2425 8th St.
Ingleside, TX 78362
  Lake City Municipal Court
P.O. Box 177
Mathis, TX 78368
  Mathis Municipal Court
205 N. Nueces St.
Mathis, TX 78368
  Odem Municipal Court
217 E. Market St.
Sinton, TX 78387
  Portland Municipal Court
1900 Billy G Webb Dr.
Portland, TX 78374
  Sinton Municipal Court
217 E. Market St.
Sinton, TX 78387
  Taft Municipal Court
501 Green Ave.
Taft, TX 78390
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1
Hon. Yolanda Guerrero
300 N. Rachal Ave.
Sinton, TX 78387
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2
Hon. Daniel Garza
P.O. Box 73
Odem, TX 78370
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4
Hon. Karen Diaz
900 Austin St.
Portland, TX 78374
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 5
Hon. Amanda V. Cardenas
618 N. Frio St.
Mathis, TX 78368
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 6
Hon. Charlene Lewis
911 S. Commercial St.
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 8
Hon. Roger Powell
215 McIntyre Ave.
Taft, TX 78390



      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.