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I received a ticket and I just got a letter in the mail for a show cause order (deferred disposition). I hired a lawyer shortly after receiving the ticket and I was told I was granted deferred dispotion and that I had a fee of $150.00 to be paid by February 21st of this year. Which I complied and paid the $150.00 within the window of 30 days as mentioned by or before February 21st. I am unable to reach the court as it is Saturday and I just wanted to double check with a second opinion if this is something that I can just take care of by calling the court and asking if I owe any money and paying them. Or if it is something more than that since in the letter I received with a court date mentions “your failure to appear may result of a final judgement in this case and issuance of a capias pro fine for your arrest if there is any sum of money due and unpaid to the court”. If I paid what my lawyer had told me was the $150.00 why is the court sending me a letter I guess is why I’m asking. Since I tried to look up my ticket online through the city of Pasadena Texas database and it shows that no records indicate a ticket under my name?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Pasadena, Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Filed or reported? I’ve known the laywer for a while and used him in the past. He usually takes care of all the paperwork for me. So I’m not positive on exactly what you are asking if that makes sense.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don’t think it should matter but I’ve a speeding violation prior to this one and it was also taken care of by the lawyer I hired and it was also dismissed by deferred disposition in the city of Santa Fe, Texas.

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