General Information Regarding Waiverable Offenses
Certain traffic violations and criminal offenses can be waived - that is you can admit guilt and pay your fines and court costs without having to come to court. Other violations REQUIRE a court appearance under the law. Below you will find a list of the mandatory appearances as well as those that are waiverable. Payment can be mailed to the above address or made in person at the Hocking County Municipal Court, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. The Court accepts cash, check, money order, Visa or Mastercard. Credit cards can be used at the clerk's counter, online or over the telephone.
Waiverable Traffic and Criminal Offenses
The following traffic violations may be waived by paying the amounts shown next to the citation. If you received more than one violation on the face of the traffic ticket, you must pay $35 for each additional violation. Checks must have current address and phone number listed. Please write the defendant's social security number and/or the ticket number on memo line for proper credit.
FAILURE TO PAY YOUR FINE IN FULL OR FOLLOW SCHEDULED PAYMENTS WILL RESULT IN A LICENSE SUSPENSION UNTIL SUCH FINE IS PAID. ALL VIOLATIONS REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE FOR THE DATE OF THE CITATION. IF YOUR TICKET IS MARKED "FR NOT SHOWN" YOU MUST BRING PROOF TO COURT. DO NOT BRING INVOICES OR APPLICATIONS. YOU NEED AN INSURANCE CARD WITH EFFECTIVE DATES FOR THE CAR LISTED ON THE CITATION, OR A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE POLICY.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCE WILL RESULT IN A SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE IMPOSED BY THE OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS.
****All minor misdemeanors are $135.00 except as follows:****
(Not withstanding construction and school zone violations)
|Speed 0 - 10 MPH Over||$135.00|
|Speed 11 - 20 MPH Over||$145.00|
|Speed 21 - 30 MPH Over||$155.00|
|Speed 31 MPH And Over||$165.00|
|Seatbelt - Driver||$120.00|
|Seatbelt - Passenger||$110.00|
* APV Violation include: off trails, operate w/o valid OL, unauthorized use on highway or private property, capturing animals