If you need a continuance for your trial, you must submit the request in writing prior to your trial. The judge will make the decision whether or not to grant the continuance. You may request a continuance for the following reasons:
Presenting the Case
If the case is tried before the judge, the judge's decision is called a judgment. If the case is tried by a jury, the jury's decision is called a verdict. In determining the defendant's guilt or innocence, the judge or jury can consider only the testimony of witnesses and/or any evidence admitted during the trial. If you are found guilty by either the judge or jury, the penalty will be announced at that time. Unless you plan to appeal your case, you should be prepared to pay the fine at this time.
The Trophy Club Municipal Court is a Court of Record. If you are found guilty, you have the right to appeal the decision of the court. Appeals will be perfected in accordance with provisions of Chapter 30 of the Texas Government Code.