Requesting Continuances in Municipal Court

If you need to reschedule your docket conference or trial, you must put the request in writing and state the reason for your request. Except in an emergency, your request must be received by the court at least 5 days prior to trial. The judge will make a decision whether or not to grant the continuance.

You may contact the Judges' office at 361-547-4205 to learn of the judge's decision. If your motion for a continuance is denied and you fail to appear, a warrant for your arrest can be issued.

You have the right to hire an attorney to represent you or you may retain the right to represent yourself. The City of Mathis will not provide you an attorney for you.