Civil Traffic Violations
FOR CIVIL TRAFFIC OFFENSES (ONLY) you may:
1. Pay the fine before your appearance date. Click on the Court bond card- effective 4-1-2015 for fine amounts and for a printable form for mailing or you may pay in person at the Court between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on or before the Appearance Date shown on your ticket. (Or CLICK HERE to pay by credit card online)
2. Request a hearing . Fill out hearing section on Court bond card and mail to the court, or appear in person at the Court on or before your APPEARANCE DATE listed on the complaint.
3. Attend Defensive Driving School, if you are eligible. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions
Failure to appear in court on the date listed on your citation, or failure to complete one of the above options listed, may result in a driver license suspension, and additional monetary costs being imposed
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CITATION WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES:
- You must appear in person on the date shown on your citation. The first appearance is called the Initial Appearance. The judge will advise you of your rights, read the alleged charge(s), the possible penalties of each charge, and advise you of any possible mandatory penalties that by law must be imposed if convicted. You may at this time have your Arraignment, wherein the Judge will ask how you wish to plead to the alleged charge(s). If you enter a plea of not guilty, you may be set for further Pretrial Hearings. If no agreement is reached your case may eventually proceed to trial.
- For certain Criminal Traffic violations, if you live out-of-state, you may be able to plead guilty or no contest by mail and pay your fine. (If you wish to use this option you will not be eligible for a time payment agreement, the fine will need to be paid in full when you send your plea to the court).
- If you hire an attorney to appear on your behalf you may still be required to appear in person.
- Any requests to the Court must be made in writing at least five days before your scheduled court appearance. Please call the Court for more information at 928-567-6635.