General Policies

Listed below are general policies that the Municipal Court will follow that are not under extenuating circumstances. In the event of extenuating circumstances, the Municipal Court may impose fines and jail sentences. The maximum punishment that can be imposed by the Municipal Court is a $500.00 fine and/or a jail term of six months at hard labor. The only exception to this maximum is for the repeat DUI offender who may be fined as much as $5000.00 and jailed for a term of one year.

Expired Tag:

  • If tag has been renewed within 30 days, case will be dismissed
  • If tag has been renewed within 60 days, the fine is $1.00, together with court costs of $112.50, total $113.50.
  • If tag has not been renewed and has been expired for 61 days or more, the fine is $25.00, together with court costs of $112.50, total $137.50.

Expired Driver's License:

If a person has an expired driver's license and renews his/her driver's license within 60 days from the date of expiration and produces proof of such to the Court Department or the Judge, the case will be dismissed. In the event the person fails to renew driver's license within 60 days from date of expiration, the fine will be $25.00, together with court costs of $112.50, total $137.50.

Vehicle Registration:

If a person receives a ticket for this offense and has a Bill of Sale for the vehicle and is within the time frame of 10 days from the date of the Bill of Sale, this case will be dismissed. Should a person receive a ticket for this offense and not have or did not know where their vehicle registration was located, and that person produces such registration to the Municipal Court Department or to the Judge, this case will be dismissed. In the event a person is charged with a 2nd offense, the fine is $50.00, together with court costs of $112.50, total $162.50.

Equipment Violation:

If a person receives an equipment violation ticket and that person produces proof of such equipment being repaired within the 72 hour time period, the case is dismissed. *The proper procedure for the person producing proof of repairing equipment: The person should go to the Police Department and request that an officer inspect the equipment and complete the back of their copy of the ticket. The officer should instruct the person to take their copy of the ticket to the Court Department at that time, in that the ticket can be dismissed.

No License On Person:

If the person produces proof of a current and valid driver's license to the Court Department or to the Judge, this case will be dismissed.

Revoked or Suspended License:

If a person has a revoked or suspended license, that person may contact the Department of Public Safety to see what they need to do to obtain their license. If the person needs assistance in contacting DPS, the Municipal Court Department will be glad to assist. If the person produces proof of obtaining the license to the Judge on his/her court appearance date, the amount of the fine will be reduced.



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