Court Fines

PASSENGER VEHICLE FINE LIST (as of July 1, 2013)


ON HIGHWAYS AND POSTED URBAN ZONES:

1 MPH through 10 MPH

$129.00

11 MPH through 20 MPH

$139.00

21 MPH through 30 MPH*

$149.00

OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS:

Seatbelt & Restraint Violation

$25.00

Driving While Suspended (Infraction)

$129.00

False Registration

$129.00

Expired License or Plates

$129.00

Unsafe Start

$129.00

Violations (muffler, lights, etc.)

$129.00

Illegal Parking

$129.00

Driving Left of Center

$129.00

Improper turn

$129.00

Passing Violation

$149.00

Disregarding Stop Sign

$149.00

Disregarding Automatic Signal

$149.00

Failure to yield to Emergency Vehicle

$149.00

All DNR fines are $129.00

VIOLATIONS WHICH REQUIRE AN APPEARANCE BEFORE THE COURT:

Driving While Suspended (Misdemeanor), Leaving Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, Criminal Recklessness with an Automobile, Obstructing Traffic, Illegal Possession of Alcohol, Never Obtaining a Driver’s License, Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE CALLING:

The date at the bottom of your ticket under “Court Appearance” is an arraignment date only. IT IS NOT A TRIAL DATE. If you wish to plead not guilty and contest the ticket, you must contact the Court before the date of your arraignment to arrange a trial date. If you are pleading guilty and wish to pay the fine by mail, please remit a money order or a bank cashier’s check made payable to Knox City Court. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED. Please enclose a copy of your ticket with your payment and a postage stamped, self-addressed envelope to receive a receipt for your records. You may also pay online using the website listed below. If your ticket is not paid within the allotted time, or a court date isn’t arranged prior to that date, YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SUSPENSION AND A $25.00 LATE FEE. Some tickets are not turned into our office by your due date. We cannot accept payment unless we have our copy of the ticket. You will NOT be suspended and will automatically be given a grace period.

*The Starke County Prosecutor may charge any ticket twenty-five miles per hour over the speed limit as a Reckless Driving misdemeanor. You must appear in court to be arraigned for a Reckless Driving. If you are unsure whether your ticket has been charged as a Reckless Driving, please call our office first.

If you still have questions after reading this, calls are taken between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:00 Noon. Office Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT. Knox City Court regular session times are on Mondays at 4:30 and Wednesdays at 3:00 PM CT.