The amount of fine the court assesses is determined only by the facts and circumstances of the case. Mitigating circumstances may lower the fine, even if you are guilty. On the other hand, aggravating circumstances may increase the fine.

Court Costs

In addition to a fine, other court costs mandated by state law will be charged. The costs are different depending on the offense. You need to check with the court for the amount that will be assessed for the violation for which you are charged.

If you request a trial, you may have to also pay the costs of overtime paid to a peace officer, spent testifying in the trial. If you request a jury trial, an additional $3 jury fee is assessed. If a warrant was served or processed by a peace officer, an additional $50 fee is also assessed, along with additional state collection fees.

Court costs are assessed if you are found guilty at trial if you plead nolo contendere, if your case is deferred for a driving safety course, or if your case is deferred and you are placed on probation. If you are found not guilty, court costs cannot be assessed.

Certain city ordinance violations$2,000
Failure to attend court$10 to $100
Failure to respond - jury summons$100
False court claim$10 to $100
False information - jury service$10 to $100
Maximum fine for most municipal court traffic violations$200
Municipal court penal violations$500
Other city ordinance violations$500

Dismissal Fee$10
Jury Fee$3
Teen Court$20
Warrant Processing$50

Credits & PaymentsCosts
Community Service Credit (per hour)$12.50
Jury Pay (per day)$6