If you would like to handle your citation through the Violations Bureau you must appear at 555 S. Main Street before the Court Clerk Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. All business must be finalized no later than 4:30 PM the day before your court appearance.
The clerk uses the same fine schedule as the judge. If you have three or more convictions on your driving record, a commercial driver’s license, or a class A violation (presumptive fine over $400), the clerk is unable to reduce the fine.
The clerk can take “not guilty” pleas and set trials on all infractions either in person or by sending in the original citation with option three filled out, signed, and dated.
If you would like to plead no contest/guilty and explain to the judge what happened, this can be done in writing. The letter must be accompanied by a payment of the full base fine of all charges. All letters of explanation are given to the judge and must be received before your posted court appearance. The judge reads them, takes your statement and driving record into consideration, and assesses fines accordingly. If you are fined less than the base fine, the refund should reach you within four weeks.