Fine amounts vary with the nature of the offense. The maximum fine amount on most traffic cases is $200, but violations of some city code provisions may be as much as $2,000 plus court costs. When you pay your fine you are pleading "no contest" and waiving your right to a trial. You will be found guilty and the conviction will be reported to the Department of Public Safety, if applicable.
Your citation is due 20 working days from the date the citation was issued. (Juveniles must appear in court with a parent or guardian - you will be mailed a court date). Your appearance must be either in person or by mail and a phone call does not constitute as an appearance.
Failure to respond to your citation within 20 working days from the date the citation was issued may result in a:
Warrant for your arrest and an additional $50 fee will be assessed
Separate charge filed for Fail to Appear or Violate Promise to Appear
A hold will be placed on your driver’s license and any vehicle registered in your name
In addition, you may be reported to a third party collection agency and additional fees added to your case.