The date and time of the court appearance is noted on your ticket.
If you do not want to appear in court:
If you do not want to appear in court then you have the option of paying the fine by mail or by paying in person at the court where the ticket has been filed. On or before the appearance date, you can mail or bring to the court the plea form and the amount of the fine shown below.
If you want to plead NOT GUILTY and request a trial:
If you wish to enter a plea of NOT GUILTY and desire a trial, you must so indicate in the proper space provided on the plea form. Return this form with your plea checked to the Justice Court no later than your appearance date shown on your citation. You will be notified by mail of the date for trial. Indicate whether you wish a trial by jury or trial before the judge. You have the right to a trial by jury if you so request.
If you want to take a Driving Safety Course:
If you wish to take a Driving Safety Course for dismissal of a moving traffic violation, complete the Reply Form indicating your request. You must return this form with a cashier’s check or money order for the $108.00 ($133.00 for school zone violations) court costs only (do not pay the fine) by the appearance date shown on your citation to be eligible for dismissal.
Failure to appear on or before Court Date:
If you fail to respond to this charge by the appearance date shown on your citation, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest, suspend renewal of your driver’s license and charge you with an additional offense for “Violation of Promise to Appear”.
******A conviction of an offense under a traffic law of this state may result in the
assessment on your driver’s license of a SURCHARGE.******
Schedule of Acceptable Fines
(Violation in a Construction Zone While Workers are Present are double the amount shown for that violation.
Additional $25.00 for SCHOOL ZONE VIOLATIONS)
1 – 10 mph over speed limit $160.00
16 – 20 mph over speed limit $200.00
11 – 15 mph over speed limit $175.00
21 – 24 mph over speed limit $250.00
More than 24 mph over speed limit, contact the court.
Violate Promise to Appear or Failure to Appear $250.00
Running Stop Sign or Signal Light $160.00
Expired Vehicle Registration, Inspection or Driver’s License* $140.00
*Charges may be dismissed if remedied within 20 working days -with dismissal fee– contact court regarding details.
Illegal, Unsafe or Improper Turn or Fail to Yield Right of Way $160.00
Not Secure by Safety Belt (Adult Driver or Adult Passenger) $145.00
Child Under 5 yrs of age Not Secured in Child Safety Seat System/Seat Belt $250.00
Child Age 5-17 yrs not secured in Child Safety Seat System/Seat Belt $170.00
Pass in No Passing Zone or Passing when Unsafe $160.00
Fail to Control Speed or Unsafe Speed $160.00
No Liability Insurance or Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (1st Offense) ** $300.00
** Charges may be dismissed upon presentation to the court of a valid driver’s license or proof of liability insurance, provided that this license or insurance was valid at the time the citation was issued and is presented to the Court by the appearance date.
ALL INSURANCE WILL BE VERIFIED WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.
No Driver’s License (1st Offense) $250.00
Open Container (alcoholic beverage) in motor vehicle $150.00
For any charges or fines not listed above, contact the appropriate court.