Certain traffic violations and criminal offenses can be waivered - that is you can admit guilt and pay your fines and court costs by mail without having to come to court. Other violations REQUIRE a court appearance under the law. Below you will find a list of the mandatory appearances as well as the waiverable ones.
The date on the ticket is the LAST day you will have to plead not guilty, waiver the charge, or appear in court. If you plead NOT GUILTY, a future court date will be assigned.
Mandatory Court Appearances
If you have been cited for one of the following citation you are REQUIRED to appear in court on the date listed at the bottom of your citation:
All fines and costs are due on the date you appear in court.
ALL THE ABOVE LISTED VIOLATIONS REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR THE DATE OF THE CITATION. IF YOUR TICKET IS MARKED "FR NOT SHOWN" YOU MUST BRING YOUR PROOF TO COURT. DO NOT BRING INVOICES OR APPLICATIONS. YOU NEED AN INSURANCE CARD WITH EFFECTIVE DATES FOR THE CAR LISTED IN THE CITATION, OR A LETTER FROM YOUR AGENT.
FAILURE TO PROVE INSURANCE WILL RESULT IN A SUSPENSION IMPOSED BY THE OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES--NOT THE COURT-- AND YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS.
The following traffic tickets may be waivered by paying the amounts show next to the citation. Waivers must be paid in full - NO PARTIAL PAYMENTS!
Please see important information at the end of this section.
|SCHOOL ZONE: ADD $25.00 to the speed amount below|
|01 - 10 MPH over the limit||$135|
|11 - 19 MPH over the limit||$155|
|20 - 30 MPH or more over the limit||$200|
|31 MPH and Over /||$240|
|Reckless operation or willful disregard||$240|
|Child Restraint 1st offense||$85|
|All equipment violations||$115|
|No front plate/improper display||$115|
|Altered/fictitious/or obstructed plates||$130|
|No license on person or failure to display operator license||Proof of valid license and $120|
|License expired LESS than 6 months||Proof of renewal and $120|
|Parking cited on a traffic ticket||$105|
|Pedestrian or Bicycle violations||$105|
|ALL other violations (Ex. Stop sign, red light, assured clear distance, improper turn, shortcutting, improper lane change, etc. etc.)||$130|
If you received more than one violation on the face of the traffic ticket, add all the charges from the above chart and SUBTRACT $95.00 for each violation over one: Exceptions: Subtract only $55.00 for a seat belt violation when issued with another violation. SEE EXAMPLES BELOW
|Stop Sign||$130||Seat Belt||$95|
ALL VIOLATIONS REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE DIRECTLY TO THE COURT IF THE BOX ON YOUR CITATION IS MARKED "FR NOT SHOWN" OR IF THE BOXES ARE NOT MARKED AT ALL--YOU MUST INCLUDE PROOF OF YOUR INSURANCE WITH YOUR PAYMENT (COPY OF YOUR CARD SHOWING EFFECTIVE DATES AND CAR INSURED)
You may waive the above citations by paying the computed amount by several methods:
Checks must have current address and phone number listed. Please write ticket number on memo line for proper credit.