What is the difference between “Guilty” and “No Contest”?

If a defendant pleads “no contest” to the charges, the verdict cannot be used against the person if a civil suit is filed later. It is not an admission of guilt.

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1. My ticket says to appear on or before a certain date. Does this mean I can see the Judge before the date?
2. I missed my court date. What are my options?
3. I do not have the money to pay my ticket. Can I set up payment arrangements with the Court?
4. Can I make payment arrangements for the Driver Safety Course fees?
5. I am not able to make my court date, but would like to see the Judge. Is there a way to reschedule?
6. I never took care of my ticket, and now I am receiving letters from the Warrant Division. What do I need to do?
7. I received a letter from the Texas Department of Public Safety about my driver’s license. What is this letter?
8. What time is the Court open to take care of tickets?
9. I hold a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License. Can I request defensive driving or deferred disposition?
10. What is the difference between “Guilty” and “No Contest”?
11. I have a ticket for a City Ordinance Violation. Can I take a Driver Safety Course?