Fine/Court Costs

Fine

The facts and circumstances of each case determine the amount of fine the court assesses. Mitigating circumstances may lower the fine, even if you are guilty. On the other hand, aggravating circumstances may increase the fine. The range of punishment or fine for most municipal court violations is as follows: 

  • Traffic Code Violations $1  -$200
  • Class C Penal Code Violations $1 - $500
  • Certain City Ordinance Violations $1 - $2000
  • Other City Ordinance Violations $1 - $200

Please be aware that personal checks are not an accepted form of payment for active warrants. Visa, Mastercard, cash, or money orders are the only methods of payment accepted to clear the warrant. 

Court staff is prohibited by law to provide legal advice. 

Court Costs

In addition to a fine, state law mandates that the Court assess court costs. Court costs are assessed if you are found guilty at trial, if you plead no contest, if your case is deferred for a driving safety course, or if disposition of your case is deferred and you are placed on probation. If you are found not guilty, no court costs will be assessed against you. 

The court costs vary depending on the type of offense.

You will be expected to pay your fine and court costs at the time your case is heard. State law requires an additional $15 be added to each case for any fine not paid within 30 days of disposition. Further, an additional $25 court cost is added to any offense occurring in a school zone. 

To find out the amount that will be assessed in your case, please contact the court office. If you request a trial and are found guilty, you may also be assessed the costs of overtime for a police officer spent testifying in the trial. If you request a jury trial, an additional $3 jury fee may be assessed and if a warrant was processed and/or served by a peace officer, an additional $50 may also be assessed.