Universal City Municipal Court
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Universal City Municipal Court is a trial court in Bexar, Texas. It is also known as a court of record. The court has jurisdiction over all C-type felony violations of all traffic and city ordinances given by the City police, Animal Control department, or Code Enforcement Department. The check-in begins at 7:00 am. Suppose you had any case hearing that reached the court before the time. Proper dressing is required during the hearing.
How to search for the case record?
Universal City Municipal Court records are available at the court office in files, on the computer, and online. They can be found online by using the following ways:
- Searching by name
- Searching by case number
- Searching by address
- Searching by phone
- Searching by email
Some information about cases is not available online because they are confidential by law, marriage, birth records, etc. These types of information are only available at the court office. You had to submit a form for this information by visiting the court, and then the court would respond whether to provide the record information or not. Mostly confidential information is only given to the person involved in the case or to the police or investigation agency. The record search request is free of cost.
When appearing in court is necessary?
Universal City Municipal Court appearance is necessary if the defendant’s age is 17. They had to appear with their parents or guardian in court on schedule. If they fail to appear, then a C felony case or fine of $200 will occur. A person of age 21 with the offense of alcohol or tobacco must appear in court. Family case matters are also solved if the person appears in court. Make an appointment with the juvenile case manager if you want to attend court appearances.
Phone: 210-659-0333 x 716.
Why is the court known as the court of records?
Universal City Municipal Court is known as the court of record because all the proceedings for the case are recorded in an audio system. You had to speak when you appeared before the judge. Any direct or indirect talk with the judge before the court hearing is prohibited and considered ex parte communication. The judge is prohibited from taking any phone call or reading a letter during the hearing and is not allowed to discuss the case and communicate with the parties outside the municipal court.
How to make payments?
Universal City Municipal Court pay the ticket, and other fines can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the counter. 2.99% convenience and other charges will be applied if you pay with a credit card.
A person can pay online by using the online payment website www.uctx.gov. Enter municipal court and then fill in the citation number. Processing fees will be applied in this online method. Partially or monthly payment options are also available in online payment methods.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address. The address is 2150 Universal City Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148, United States. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks are accepted.
How many types of pleas are available in this court?
Universal City Municipal Court pleas are used in traffic ticket matters. Three types of pleas are available by this court that are:
Plea of Guilty
If you are guilty and want to request a defensive driving or deferred disposition, you must enter a guilty plea, and the court will respond to the response and the fine you had to pay.
If you want to request a defensive driving or deferred disposition or pay the ticket that is accepted, you must enter a plea of no consent.
Plea of Not Guilty
If you do not feel guilty, enter the plea of not guilty, and then you must appear in court on the schedule. You cannot request a defensive driving or deferred disposition in this case. This case will be held at the end of the docket. You will receive a pre-trial schedule in which you must appear with the prosecutor and submit all the witnesses. After that, a court date will be given to you, and you have to appear with the witness on that date.
When will the case be dismissed?
Universal City Municipal Court will dismiss your case for some violation if you submit the proper documentation and fine before the court date. The case of driving with an expired license or registration will be dismissed if you offer the photocopies of the correct documents and pay $20 per violation on the court date. The window tint or one-plate license violation case will be dismissed if you pay $10 with proof.
What are the fine amounts for traffic and vehicle violations?
Universal City Municipal Court fines depend upon the type of violation a person has done. For example $275 penalty for changing the lane when unsafe, $325 if you fail to control the brakes, $325 if you fail to yield the ROW to an emergency vehicle, $675 if you do not stop by the stopped school bus, and $275 if run when there is a stop sign, etc.
Who is not eligible for defensive driving?
A person is not eligible for defensive driving if they have violated a 25mph speed limit, are not stopped when the school bus is stopped for loading, or do an offense in the construction zone when a worker is working there. If you do not submit the form before the court date, then you are not eligible for this.
Can I change my court date?
You can only change court if there is a medical emergency; otherwise, the court date will not change.
What are the completion requirements for defensive driving?
The completion requirements are:
- A certified copy of your driving record obtained from the Austin Department of Public Safety
- Completion of a certificate from your school
Can I sign up for defensive driving online?
No, you cannot sign up online.
What is citation processing?
The court will process your citation in five business days. Only the defendant or the defendant’s attorney will answer the citation.
How can I extend my payment?
If you want an extension in payment, you have to request it from the court clerk before the court date or request it from the judge on the court hearing date.