Appeals

Court Changes
Effective July 1, 2012, the City of Plano Municipal Court converted to a court of record. This conversion affects all trial proceedings before the Municipal Court and all appeals from Judgments. Defendants must request any trial recording.

Non Court of Record Appeals
Non Court of Record Appeals apply to cases in which a plea of no contest or guilty was entered prior to July 1, 2012 or for which a trial occurred prior to July 1, 2012. If you have been found guilty, you have a right to appeal the judgment of the Plano Municipal Court, by filing an appropriate appeal bond. The appeal bond must be filed within 10 calendar days of the judgment date. Your attorney may file an appeal bond acting as the surety; or you may file an appeal bond with a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Collin County Court at Law. The amount of the appeal bond is double the amount of the judgment (state costs plus fine and fees).

Note: If you have paid all or any part of the judgment, your judgment is no longer eligible for appeal to the County Court at Law.

Court of Record Appeals
Court of Record Appeals apply to cases in which a plea of no contest or guilty was entered on or after July 1, 2012, or for which a trial occurred on or after July 1, 2012. For appeal procedures, see Chapter 30 of the Texas Government Code.

Appeal Bond

Appeal Bond Instructions