If you have received a civil traffic citation, you can respond in one of the following ways.
The officer who issued the citation will be subpoenaed to appear at the hearing.
Click here for information on your legal rights in contesting a civil traffic violation.
All civil penalties are due in full on or before the scheduled appearance date.
The Justice Courts accept personal checks, money orders, cash, VISA and MasterCard as payment.
You may also pay via Western Union as follows:
- Internet payments 24/7 at westernunion.com/corrections
- Telephone payments 24/7 by calling 1-800-634-3422, and
- Payment at any Western Union agent locations. For agent locations you can call 1-800-325-6000
or by visiting westernunion.com.
If you do not pay your penalty in full on or before the scheduled court date, you must request a time payment
plan and prove you are unable to pay in full. The fines manager will review your financial information and
run a credit report to determine your eligibility for an installment plan. There is a $20.00 time payment fee
added to all fines and penalties not paid in full on the same day they are imposed.
FAILURE TO APPEAR OR PAY WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES
Failure to appear will result in an admission of responsibility and judgment will be entered for the State.
The court will report the failure to appear to MVD and direct that your license be suspended and remain
suspended until the civil penalty is paid in full. A $20.00 time payment fee and a $30.00 default fee will be
added to the total due.
IF YOU HAVE CRIMINAL TRAFFIC or MISDEMEANOR VIOLATIONS
included on your citation, you must appear before
the judge on your scheduled appearance date.