A defendant who is convicted of a criminal offense punishable by fine only is entitled to alternative methods of satisfying the judgment against them if they are unable to pay the fine or costs, in whole or in part (Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 27.14(b)).
Those alternative methods include:
The procedural steps to enter a payment plan are:
Step 2: Fill out the Defendant’s Plea Form
Step 3: Fill out the Payment Plan Application
After completing the Defendant’s Plea Form and Payment Plan Application, please submit via email to JP1Court@tarrantcounty.com or by fax at 817-850-2342.
Once the court receives all required documents, the defendant will be contacted with instructions on how to make a down payment online.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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