State of Contempt

Court Judgments

If you fail to pay your fine and cost or violate other orders of the court's judgment, the court must provide you an opportunity to explain your conduct. The court may take the following actions:

  • Determine that you are not in contempt
  • Refer your case to the county juvenile court as delinquent conduct
  • Retain jurisdiction and find you in contempt and assess a fine up to $500 and/or order the Texas Department of Public Safety to suspend or deny issuance of a driver's license until you comply with the court's order.