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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Plano Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Collin County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.
Forms and related information
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings, from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Driver Record Request Form
View and download a form to request your driver record, which must be supplied when requesting the Driving Safety Course. Select Record Type 3A.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Pay Plano Municipal Court Fines and Warrants
Pay Plano Municipal Court fines and warrants online. A service fee applies.
Pay City of Plano Red Light Camera Tickets
Pay City of Plano red light camera tickets online, and view photo and video evidence. A transaction fee applies. Enter City Code: PLANO.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.
Self help, legal research, general information
Plano Municipal Court Red Light Camera Ticket Appeals
View information about appealing red light camera tickets in Plano Municipal Court.
Plano Municipal Court Ticket Dismissals
View information regarding various types of dismissals available through Plano Municipal Court, including Driving Safety Course and deferred dispositions. Scroll down in each section for related forms.
Plano Municipal Court Teen Court
View information about Plano Municipal Court Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders.
Collin County Law Library
View information about the Collin County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Online resources include a library catalog search and other legal research links.
Collin County Teen Court
View information about Collin County Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders.
Collin County Protective Orders and Peace Bonds
View instructions for obtaining a Protective Order, Restraining Order, or Peace Bond in Collin County.
Driving Safety Course Information
View information about Driving Safety Courses, which can result in dismissal of traffic tickets for some offenses. Links to approved classroom, take-home, and online course providers are included.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Citation Lookup and Court Locator
Search the Texas Highway Patrol citation database by driver's license or ID number, name, and date of birth to find out which court to contact about your citation.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Collin County Indigent Defense
View information about Collin County Indigent Defense, which arranges for the appointment of attorneys for indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Collin County Legal Resources
View a directory of free legal clinics, legal advice hotlines, legal services, lawyer referrals, and other community resources available in Collin County.
North Texas Free Legal Clinics
Volunteer attorneys offer free legal services to income-eligible residents of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt and Rockwall counties. Clinics are held monthly or quarterly.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral, Selection, and Complaints
The Dallas Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service in Collin and Dallas Counties by telephone or online form, including an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Information about types of cases and options for parties who can't afford and attorney are also provided. Links to "Consumer Tips" for selecting a lawyer, and to fee dispute and grievance procedures, are in the right column.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.