Fine & Court Costs
Fines, costs and fees assessed for each violation will vary based on the offense cited and the facts and circumstances of each case.
The maximum fine for most traffic citations is $200. Other Class C Misdemeanor state law violations carry up to a $500 fine. City ordinance fines range between $50 and $2,000. Mitigating factors may lessen the fine amount even if you are found guilty of the offense. Other factors may increase the fine, cost and fees despite your plea.
Court costs are mandated by State law and also vary depending on the type of offense alleged. Court costs are incurred when:
- You are found guilty at trial
- You elect to defer your case by completing a driving safety course
- You request deferred disposition
Court costs will not be assessed against you if you are found not guilty following a trial on your case. The court has discretion to order that juror service fees be taxed as costs if the defendant is found guilty following a trial by jury.
A $50 fee will be added to each violation when a warrant for arrest is issued. The City of Glenn Heights participates in the Omnibase program for denial of your driver’s license until your outstanding cases are resolved with the court ($30 fee). Any cases that have incurred this fee shall be required to pay the fee. If your cases has been dismissed you will still owe this fee in order to have your driver’s license hold lifted.