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Traffic Court

A traffic citation has been issued for you to appear before the Macon County District Court. If you fail to pay or otherwise dispose of your case prior to the court date and fail to appear on your court date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest, your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, the fine may be increased, and any bond posted may be forfeited. The Court date on your copy of the ticket is NOT A TRIAL DATE; if you desire to plead NOT GUILTY and want a TRIAL, you must appear in court on your court date to request a TRIAL.

Tickets listed in the chart below may be paid by entering a guilty plea without a required court appearance, provided you have not been convicted of two or more traffic offenses in the preceding 12 months. If you wish to avoid a court appearance and enter a plea of guilty, sign the Defendant’s plea of guilty on the back of your copy of the ticket and attach your money order or cashier’s check for the amount of fine and costs indicated and mail it to:

District Court Clerk
120 W. Church St.
Troy, AL 36081

NO PERSONAL CHECKS. Personal checks will be returned causing a delay. Your signed plea of guilty and money order must reach the Clerk’s office before your court date. If it does not, a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driver’s license may be suspended by the Department of Public Safety, all without further notice to you.

For questions or payment please contact the Alabama Traffic Service Center at traffic.alacourt.gov or by calling toll free 1-866-954-9399. Cases may be paid with a credit or debit card by calling 1-877-252-7294.

NOTE: FINE AND COURT COSTS MAY BE GREATER IF NOT PAID BEFORE THE COURT DATE.

Defensive Driving School Options

Driving school is NOT an option in the District Court of Pike County.

Processing of No-Insurance Tickets

THE DEFENDANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT IF THE DEFENDANT DID HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERING THE VEHICLE DRIVEN AT THE TIME THE TICKET WAS WRITTEN AND IF THE DEFENDANT CONCLUDES THE MATTER BEFORE THE COURT DATE IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED BELOW:

For an out-of court settlement, Defendant may show proof of insurance or mail proof of insurance, valid before date of citation, to the Clerk of Court and request for dismissal prior to the assigned court date. If the Defendant appears at the Clerk's office to provide proof (purchased after the citation), defendant should bring the original proof of insurance and a copy of proof of insurance to leave with the Clerk. If purchased after the citation, the defendant may mail proof of insurance and a money order for court costs in the amount of $196.00 to: Jamie N. Scarbrough, Clerk of Court, 120 W. Church St. Troy, AL 36081. Payment should be made by cash, cashier's check or money order. No personal checks will be accepted.

IF THE CASE IS NOT CONCLUDED BY THE COURT DATE, THE DEFENDANT MUST APPEAR IN COURT.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

To avoid further court appearances, Defendant should bring to court all relevant documents at the first court appearance. For example, if the Defendant did not have insurance at the time the ticket was written, but has obtained insurance, proof of the new insurance may result in a lower fine. Also, if the Defendant had insurance coverage on another vehicle and the vehicle driven at the time of citation was newly purchased, the Defendant may bring proof of insurance on the other vehicle, proof of purchase of the newly purchased vehicle described in the ticket and a statement from the insurance provider that the newly purchased vehicle was covered at the time of citation, although the Defendant had not received the insurance card.

TICKETS ARE NOT DISMISSED IF YOU HAVE TINT REMOVED, PURCHASE INSURANCE, OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE, OR REPAIR EQUIPMENT. FINES MAY BE REDUCED, BUT CASES ARE NOT DISMISSED.

TICKETS WHICH MAY BE PAID WITHOUT A COURT APPEARANCE

EFFECTIVE 8/1/2017

TRAFFIC CHARGE

TOTAL DUE

Blocking Highway 226.00
Driving on the wrong side of the road 226.00
Failure to dim lights 206.00
Failure to stop at RR crossing 206.00
Failure to yield row 216.00
Follow too closely 216.00
Improper brakes 216.00
Improper lights 216.00
Improper muffler 206.00
Improper passing 216.00
Improper lane usage 206.00
Improper signal 206.00
Improper turn 216.00
Improper/expired tag 221.00
Improper tires 216.00
Littering on highway 446.00
No proof of insurance (Fine remitted w/purchase of insurance - dismissed w/valid card) 221.00
No child restraint 221.00
No motorcycle helmet 206.00
No drivers license 271.00
NO CDL 346.00
No drivers license in possession (not cdl) dismissed w/valid card 271.00
no drivers license (fine remitted w/purchase of license – $211) 271.00
No tag (fine remitted w/purchase of tag & valid tag receipt - $161) 221.00
No seatbelt 46.00
Running red light/stop sign 216.00
Speeding (less than 25mph over posted limit) 216.00
Speeding (25-35mph and up to & including posted limit) 236.00
Speeding (36mph and above over posted limit) Appearance Required
Switched tag 246.00
Violation of DL restrictions 256.00
Fail to obey posted sign 216.00
Open container 46.00
Tint violation (fine remitted w/tint removal - $161) 216.00
Move over law 221.00
allowing a minor to drive 221.00

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Violations
***Judge Hightower Must Sign***

Unsafe Vehicle (396.7) 246.00
Lighting requirements & reflectors (393.11 a & b) 246.00
No battery box (393.30) 246.00
Improper brakes (393.522) 246.00
Cracked windshield (393.60b) 246.00
Fuel leaking (393.3a) 246.00
Tires (393.75) 246.00
Fuel tank cap missing(393.67) 221.00
Cracked rim (396.3al) 221.00
No medical card (391.412) 221.00
Seatbelt use required (393.16) 221.00
Unauthorized passengers (392.60) 221.00
Unauthorized driver (391.11b1) 246.00
No log book (395.8) 296.00
Improper log book or improper duty status 246.00
Over hours 296.00
Driver out of service 246.00
Cable required (32-5-75) 246.00
No drivers license 271.00
Improper steering system (393.3) 246.00
Out of service vehicle/operation prohibited 296.00
Possession of alcohol (393.52) 446.00
No flag 246.00
Overheight / overwidth / overlength truck 296.00
Improper lane use 206.00
Tinted windows and doors 246.00
Defective speedometer 221.00
No annual inspection 221.00
No fire extinguisher 246.00
Radar detector 221.00
No tarp 221.00
Low air warning 221.00
Improper / missing mud flaps 221.00
No mud flaps 246.00
Insecure load 221.00
No breakaway 221.00
Loose bolts on wheels 221.00
Drivers door not secure 206.00
Fail to obey posted signs (weigh station) 246.00