The Trial

Under Texas law, you can be brought to trial only after a complaint or traffic citation has been filed. The complaint or citation is a document which alleges what you are supposed to have done, and that your actions were unlawful.

You have the right to inspect this complaint before trial, and have it read to you at trial. You do not have to have your case tried before a jury in Municipal Court. You are entitled to hear all testimony introduced against you. You have a right to testify on your own behalf. You also have a constitutional right not to testify. If you choose not to testify, your refusal cannot and will not be used against you in determining your guilt or innocence. However, if you do choose to testify, the Prosecutor will have the right to cross-examine you.

You may call witnesses to testify on your own behalf. You also have the right to have the Court issue subpoenas for witnesses to ensure their appearance at trial. However, you must furnish the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of witnesses to the Court at least 10 working days before your trial date, so that the witnesses may be located and the subpoenas served. The Court will only serve subpoenas within the city limits of Olmos Park; services outside the Olmos Park city limits will be your responsibiltiy.

Olmos Park City Hall, 120 W. El Prado, San Antonio, Texas 78212 Phone:210-824-3281