Procedures & Fines

 

Online Citation Pay

We are excited to offer our defendants the option to pay their citation online through our provider, GovRec. You may pay your citation 24/7. You may use a Debit Card or Credit Card. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover. Just click the red "Pay A Citation" button located in the middle of this page to get started. Have your citation number handy and follow the prompts under 'criminal search' and use the search by citation number. 

Payment By Mail

If paying by money order through the mail, please send all payments with your citation information (i.e. name & cause number). 

Payment Drop-off Location

You may pay your citation in person at our office address. We accept cash, card, or money orders. To avoid longer wait times, please note that Mondays, Fridays and the first day after a holiday are normally very busy.

 

Pay A Citation

 

Wink Municipal Court – “Safe Harbor”

Presiding Judge Sheryl Wright has initiated standing orders that Wink Municipal Court will not arrest any defendants with outstanding traffic warrants if they voluntarily come in and schedule a time and date to see the judge. The court is implementing a “walk-in” docket on regular court dates so defendants can see the judge and discuss their options.

This is an opportunity for defendants that have active arrest warrants from the court to speak to the judge about getting their cases resolved and get the arrest warrants lifted so they will not be arrested if stopped by the police. Additionally, defendants who come in and get their cases resolved will be able to get their driver’s license cleared by the court.

Individuals who do not want to invoke their legal right to trial, who plead ‘No Contest” and want to pay their fines and court costs can request a time-payment plan to pay off all court costs and fines over a three-month period. In special situations the judge may grant more time depending on the amount owed and the financial situation of the defendant.

Defendants who are indigent (poor and/or unemployed) and unable to pay their fines or court costs, will be able to speak to the judge about their financial circumstances. If the judge makes a judicial finding that a defendant is indigent and unable to pay the fine and court costs, the judge may offer alternatives to the payment of a fine, such as allowing community service work, which is credited at the rate of $15.00 for every hour worked.

In cases of severe financial hardship, the judge has the authority to decrease the fine or number of community service hours required. In severe hardship situations the judge may discharge all or part of the fine and court costs, pursuant to Article 45.0491, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Defendants who do not come in voluntarily to take care of their warrants are subject to arrest in any public place, on any public road, and at their place of employment. Defendants who are arrested will be transported and booked into the county jail. Their cars may be impounded if the arrest takes place on a public roadway. Once booked into jail, defendants may have to post bail before being released.

To set up a time, please call the Wink Municipal Court at 432-527-3343.

 

Honorable Sheryl Wright

Presiding Judge

April 28, 2023

Relevant Documents

  • Outstanding Warrants