Municipal Court

NB-09.09.21-32

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  1. Municipal Court


    Physical Address
    550 Landa Street
    New Braunfels, TX 78130

    Phone: (830) 221-4180

To address your citation,

  • Email the court at court@nbtexas.org with the following information
    • copy of your photo ID,
    • docket or citation number,
    • your PLEA to the violation(s): Guilty, Not Guilty or No Contest. If you do not know how you would like to plea, please view the Judge's video. If you still are uncertain, let the court know you would like to be set to see the Judge,
    • and, your hearing will be in-person unless you request a virtual hearing in writing. 

FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED

NOTICE TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: 

The following are considered to be a member of Vulnerable Populations: 

Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy are considered to be vulnerable populations.

Any person who is in a Vulnerable Population category may contact the court to identify themselves as a vulnerable individual and receive accommodations, which will include the ability to participate in electronic or telephonic proceedings. If you do not have the technology to appear electronically or by telephone, the court will make accommodations for you at the court that will include the ability to so participate using equipment that will be sanitized between users. If you appear in person at the court, you will be required to wear a protective mask or one will be provided to you if you do not have one.

Local Rules for the Court & Courtroom Rules for Trial

To help maintain the safety of visitors to the court, face coverings and social distancing is required.  

Please adhere to the following rules when appearing before the court. 

  • No firearms, knives or other weapons.
  • No  audio or video recording.
  • Cell phones must remain on silent-mode.
  • No food, drink or gum.
  • No tobacco products.
  • No caps, hats or bandanas.
  • No sunglasses.
  • No shorts, ripped clothing or sleeveless shirts. 
  • No indecent, obscene, racist, offensive or profane language or graphics.
  • No gestures, facial expressions or sounds indicating approval or disapproval. 

CLICK THE RULES BELOW TO VIEW THE LOCAL RULES OF THE COURT & COURTROOM RULES FOR TRIAL:

  1. Rule 1: Authority

RULE ONE: AUTHORITY

1.1  AUTHORITY FOR RULES

Under the inherent power and duty of all Texas courts pursuant to Section 21.001, Texas Government Code and Article 45.203(b), Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the following local Rules of the New Braunfels Municipal Court are hereby adopted effective 01/01/16. These rules shall govern any and all proceedings held in the Municipal Court of New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.

1.2  APPLICATION

The local Rules apply to attorneys and their staff members, to Defendants representing themselves (hereinafter "pro se Defendants) to all court staff, to witnesses and observers. The presiding judge may promulgate addition al rules or amend the current rules in a manner that does not conflict with State rules and applicable law. 

Failure to comply with these rules may result in the imposition of sanctions, including contempt.

  1. Rule 2: Notice
  1. Rule 3: Subpoenas
  1. Rule 4: Continuances
  1. Rule 5: Pre-Trial Motions
  1. Rule 6: Announcement
  1. Rule 7: Courtroom Decorum
  1. Rule 8: Courtroom Proceedings