Judge Tricia Krenek

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1-Place 2

Traffic / Non-Traffic Citations

In addition to traffic offenses, the Justice of the Peace Court also handles a variety of criminal class C misdemeanors. Some of the more common offenses include: Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Public Intoxication, Minor In Possession of Alcoholic Beverage, and Shoplifting. In cases involving alcohol violations, an alcohol awareness course is usually required. Defendants under 17 years of age are required to appear in Court with a parent or legal guardian.

The Judge is prohibited, by Law, from discussing your ticket with you unless you have entered a plea of guilty or no contest or the Assistant District Attorney is also present.

What Are My Options?

  1. Not Guilty Plea

A defendant accused of one of these crimes has the right to plead Not Guilty and request a trial by Judge or Jury. In accordance with your not guilty plea and request for a Judge/Jury Trial, your case will be scheduled for a Pre-Trial Hearing at a later date. At that time you will have an opportunity to meet with the Prosecutor, an Assistant District Attorney from the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office. If you have hired an Attorney, he/she must be present on this date.


Failure to appear for a Pre-Trial Hearing or Judge/Jury Trial on a subsequent date may result in non-renewal of your driver’s license and a warrant being issued for your arrest and a new charge of Failure to Appear may be filed, which can incur additional fine plus court costs, if you are found guilty.

  1. Guilty/No Contest Plea

A defendant may enter a plea of Guilty or Nolo Contendere (No Contest) and take care of their citation by reviewing the following options:

For most offenses for which a citation has been issued, fines may be paid in full online on or before your appearance date.  Please review the schedule of fines or contact the Court for more information. You may also appear on your court date to request alternative methods to payment of fine and costs.