Sentencing & Appeals


If you are found guilty, the judge and or jury will state your penalty. This penalty may be different from the amount listed on the fine schedule. Violations resulting from an accident may have an increased fine.

Appeals for Civil, Traffic, or Criminal Cases

You have the right to appeal a final decision / judgment of the Missouri City Municipal Court for both civil and criminal cases by filing an appeal bond in the amount of twice the fine and costs within 10 calendar days of the date of judgment. If the bond is approved, the case is transferred to the Fort Bend County Court for a trial de novo (new trial).

Contact Us

If you have additional questions or concerns about the sentencing and/or appeals process, please contact the Municipal Court at 281.403.8669 for more information.