Traffic Ticket Fines & Court Costs
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
On any traffic offense, you have the absolute right to plead Not Guilty and request a trial. If you choose to go to trial, you will need to post an appearance bond. An appearance bond simply means you are putting up collateral (usually surety) to guarantee your appearance in Court.
If you wish to plea Not Guilty, you may also request a trial by Judge or Jury. That choice is yours. You are not required to have an attorney in court, but you may hire one if you wish. The District Attorney of Delta County will have an attorney present to prosecute the case against you. The Judge is prohibited, by law, from discussing your ticket with you unless you pled guilty or not contest, or the District Attorney is present.
If you choose to go to Court, you are responsible for bringing all papers, pictures, and exhibits with you to the Court hearing. You may also contact the Court for information on how to subpoena witnesses.
You may also plead Guilty or Nolo Contendre (No Contest) and pay the fine amount listed below, or you may refer to the Defensive Driving Option listed below or request a Deferred Adjudication. Drivers under 17 who get tickets are required to appear in Court with their parents.
HOW MUCH IS IT IF I WANT TO PAY THE FINE?
FINE SCHEDULE (All costs are included in the listed amount)
If your citation is filed as a violation in a construction zone with workers present, the fine is doubled.
All commercial driver license violators must contact the court.
If your violation is not listed here or you have questions, you may contact the Court by telephone at 903-395-4400 ext. 232. Other options are listed under frequently asked questions.
SCHEDULE OF ACCEPTABLE FINES
(EFFECTIVE September 1, 2021)
01 to 10 $180.00 Unregistered Vehicle $200.00
11 to 15 $205.00 Use of Wireless Communications W/ Driving $195.00
16 to 20 $220.00