If you are financially unable to pay a fine and/or court costs in full (one payment), there are other options, such as time payment plans and community services hours instead of paying the fine and court costs. In certain situations in which a person cannot perform community service and is also Indigent and unable to pay out their fine and court costs on a time payment plan the Court will hear evidence about your financial situation to help you resolve this matter and may even reduce the fine and court costs or eliminate them completely, depending on the severity of your financial situation.
If you have NOT taken a driving safety course in the last 12 calendar months, do NOT hold a CDL (commercial driver’s license) and are not charged with speeding 25 mph over the legal posted limit, cited in a work zone when workers are present, cited in a school zone or received a citation involving school transportation vehicles, then you are eligible to request to take a Driving Safety Course. You must make this request in writing or by CERTIFIED mail by the due date on your citation. You may get further instructions and fill out the request form HERE.
If approved, upon completion you will be required to present the court with a copy of your completion certificate as well as a current copy of your driving record which may be obtained HERE.
You may request to make monthly payments on your fine by filling out and returning the request form HERE.
Deferred Disposition is similar to probation, in that, upon approval the Judge will dismiss the charge against you at the end of the Deferral Period (no longer than six months) as long as you do not receive any citations within the Deferral period. You can find the request for Deferred Disposition and further information HERE.
If you wish to plead GUILTY or NOLO CONTENDERE (no contest), and pay the fine without appearing in court (If you are a juvenile under 17 you must appear for court, accompanied by your parent or legal guardian. You and your parent or legal guardian are required to inform the court of any change of address until final disposition of your case) you may make your payment HERE.
Before the passage of Senate Bill 1913, in order to promote justice, ensure due process and the equal treatment of all persons, some of whom may be indigent or facing financial hardships, and to help clear outstanding arrest warrants and capiases, this court instituted a policy that it will not arrest or jail any person who voluntarily surrenders themselves to this court on warrants issued by our court, if you make a good-faith effort to resolve the case before you are arrested and the warrant is executed. In other words, if you have active Class C misdemeanor warrants issued by this court and you voluntarily come in to court YOU WILL NOT BE ARRESTED, THE WARRANT(S) WILL BE RECALLED, AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A COURT DATE TO SPEAK TO THE JUDGE ABOUT YOUR CASE, WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING ARRESTED.
You may be eligible for dismissal of this ticket upon reparation of the defect. Please call the court clerk for more information regarding dismissal of your citation.