Alcohol Related Offenses

Alcohol-Related Offenses / Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

City of South Padre Island Municipal Court
4601 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: 956-761-3225 / Toll Free: 1-888-761-6456 / Fax: 956-761-3224
For online payments please click here.

You have been cited for one of the following violations:

  • Purchase of alcohol by minor
  • Attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor
  • Consumption of alcohol by a minor
  • Possession of alcohol by a minor
  • Misrepresentation of age by a minor
  • Public intoxication by a minor

RE: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE 106.01 - 106.115

Judge Ed Cyganiewicz has set the following penalties for the above stated violations:

  1. Fine $250.00 except for Public Intoxication (call court for fine).
  2. Defendant MUST complete Alcohol Awareness course within 90 days. To print the course form click here. 
  3. Community service hours. To view instructions, please click here.
  4. Driver's license will be suspended or denied for 30 days. (60 days for second offense).

If you do not want to have your driver's license suspended, you can request Deferred Disposition:

  1. Fee of $280.00 except for Public Intoxication (call court for fee).
  2. Defendant MUST complete Alcohol Awareness course within 90 days. To print the course form click here.
  3. Community service hours. To view the instructions please click here.

The Judge will place you on probation for 90 days. You are not to receive any violations/citations/arrests for 90 days in South Padre Island, State of Texas or USA and this case will be dismissed.

If you wish to request Deferred Disposition, you need to submit a copy of your citation, a copy of your picture identification, a written request for deferred with a plea of No Contest and a money order for $280.00 / $300.00 for public intoxication made payable to the City of South Padre Island.

If you DO NOT wish to request Deferred Disposition, you need to submit a copy of your citation, a copy of your picture identification, a written plea of Guilty or No Contest and a money order for $250/$270 for Public Intoxication made payable to City of South Padre Island.

If you wish to plea Not Guilty or have any additional questions, please call (956) 761-3225 or fax at (956) 761-3224. To view this form, please click here.