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County Court at Law Clerks: Criminal FAQ

HOW DO I FIND OUT COURT DATE, CASE INFORMATION, CASE DISPOSITION OR WHAT JUDGE IS PRESIDING OVER MY CASE?

This information can be obtained online by visiting the Case Lookup & Court Schedules section.

HOW DO I GET A CASH BOND BACK?

Contact 972-548-6419 or 972-548-6424.

To receive a cash bond back, you will need to obtain a cash bond release form signed by the Deputy Clerk at the County Court at Law Office.

To pick up a check you will need to bring the cash bond release form signed by the Deputy Clerk along with a picture ID to the County Clerk's office.

WHAT IS A (FOD) FILE OPENING DOCUMENT?

For administrative purposes, a file is created in County Court @ Law when a person is booked into Collin County Justice Center on a misdemeanor charge.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR HOT CHECK INFORMATION?

The District Attorney's Office at 972-548-3602.

HOW DO I RESCHEDULE A COURT DATE?

The defendant must appear in person before the Criminal Court Clerk for his/her assigned court.

DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?

The law does not require you to have an attorney present at your court date. If you can not afford an attorney you can apply for a court appointed attorney at your first court appearance. Court appointed attorney fees will be added to your court costs.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A COURT APPOINTMENT ATTORNEY?

At your first court appearance, contact the bailiff for the appropriate forms.

HOW DO I FIND OUT FINES AND COURT COSTS?

To find out the balance of fines and court costs due on a case, or to make payment arrangements, please contact the County Court at Law Clerks at 972-548-6420.

HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY APPLY TO RECEIVE COURT APPOINTMENTS?

Click to go to the Application for Court Appointments.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION:

Please call the Texas Department of Public Safety, Driver Improvement Department at 512-424-5720.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING AN ATTORNEY:

Please contact the State Bar of Texas at 1-800-204-2222.

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