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    Cite and Release


    Under certain conditions, law enforcement officers may elect to issue a citation to a person being charged with committing an offense that is a Class A or B misdemeanor. The citation contains written notice of the time and place the person must appear before a magistrate.

    A person receiving such a citation must appear in court on the date and time indicated on the citation. On that court date, the person will be fingerprinted, complete a financial questionnaire, be advised of their rights under TCCP Article 157.17, and can have the opportunity to request a court appointed attorney.

    The Cite and Release Docket is held on Thursday of each week at 2 p.m.

    If you received a Cite and Release Citation and have questions, please contact:

    Phone: 817-884-1599




    If you wish to complete your financial questionnaire prior to court, contact 817-884-1477.


    Court Location:

    Magistrate Court

    Basement, Tim Curry Justice Center

    401 West Belknap

    Fort Worth TX  76196







    This page was last modified on July 22, 2021


    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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