Sentencing & Appeals


If you are found guilty, the judge or jury will state your penalty. This penalty may be different from the amount listed on the fine schedule.

Appeals for Civil, Traffic, or Criminal Cases

You have the right to appeal a final decision / judgment of the Missouri City Municipal Court for 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).

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

*Court staff are prohibited from giving any legal advice or guidance.