Judgment and Verdict

  • When the judge tries the case, the judge's decision is called a Judgment.
  • When the jury tries the case, the jury decision is called a Verdict.
  • The judge or jury may consider only the testimony of witnesses and any evidence admitted during the trial proceedings.
  • If you are found guilty by either the judge or jury, the penalty will be announced at that time.
  • You should be prepared to pay the fine and costs at this time.

New Trial

  • If you are found guilty, you may make a motion in writing to the court for a new trial.
  • The motion must be within 10 days after a judgment or guilty has been rendered against you.
  • The Rowlett Municipal Court is a court of record.  See Chapter 30 of the Texas Government Code for more information.