The County Clerk is the office of record for Class A and B misdemeanors. These criminal cases are heard in the County Courts and are prosecuted by the District Attorney. The punishment for a conviction of a Class A misdemeanor has a maximum of $4,000.00 fine and/or 1 year in jail plus court costs. Probation is a possible punishment for some defendants. The following is a list of the most common types of criminal cases filed in the County Clerk's office:
Driving while intoxicated
Driving while license suspended
Possession of marijuana under 4 ounces
Theft under $1,500.00
Resisting or evading arrest
If a cash bond is posted at the time of arrest the defendant will be reimbursed the bond money when the case is disposed or sentence is imposed. The County Clerk receives an administrative fee equal to 5% of the bond not to exceed $50.00. The defendant must furnish the receipt for the bond and identification.
The Clerk is responsible for the Court's record including all documents filed in the case. The Clerk also calls a jury if a case goes to trial and keeps all exhibits presented in the trial.
If a defendant is convicted of a crime, the payments for the fines and court costs are made at the County Clerk's office unless the person received probation. The payments may be mailed to us or made in person at the Courthouse. All payments must be cash, money order or a cashiers check. A $2.00 administrative fee is charged with each payment.
If a convicted person is unable to pay their entire fine and court costs by the due date the Judge may give an extension of time to pay. Our office must be contacted before the due date. If the balance of fines and fees are not paid by the due date a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
Mailing address for payments:
Midland County Clerk
500 N. Loraine St. 4th floor
Midland, TX 79701
Be sure to list Cause Number on your payment!