Fines / Court Costs


The amount of fine the Court assesses is determined by the facts and circumstances of the case. Mitigating circumstances may lower the standard fine. The maximum fine for most traffic violations is $200. For State law violations, the maximum is $500; for City ordinance violations, $2,000.

Court Costs

In addition to a fine, court costs mandated by state and local law will be charged depending on the type of offense. If you request a trial, you may have to pay for subpoenas, mileage for officers to serve the subpoenas, and the cost of overtime for a peace officer testifying in the trial. If a warrant was processed by a peace officer, an additional fee is assessed.

Court costs are assessed if you are found guilty at trial, you plead Nolo Contendere or Guilty, your case is deferred for a driving safety course, deferred disposition or teen court. If you are found not guilty, court costs cannot be assessed.