I've filed pro se motions in traffic cases before, but this case has me stumped. I was stopped and ticketed for a minor traffic violation of texting while driving and received a court date. When I went in the clerk refused to let me (EDIT: have a hearing), and refused to give me any documentation proving I had been there. Same thing when I came back a month later. Now I'm getting written notices from a law firm to pay the fine.
My limited experience led me to think the court clerk can always be trusted. Should I try to file a motion to continuance, or maybe motion to appeal? Maybe by certified mail?
UPDATE: I called the court today (Nov 26) and was told there is no trial set so they will call or email me in January to set the date for a trial. This seems really weird for a months-old case but I guess you have no recourse if the court refuses to set a date for any hearing repeatedly? As far as I can tell the county courts have jurisdiction over the Justice of the Peace courts in texas, but if there's no final judgment then no appeal can be filed.