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1st District Court

1st District Court

Traffic Division

A Defendant has these options when a citation is issued: 

 1.  Admit responsibility without explanation” for a civil infraction and make an appearance in person, by representation or by mail, pay the applicable fine and cost and the case will be closed.
 2. “Admit responsibility with explanation” for a civil infraction and make an appearance by mail.
 3. “Deny responsibility” for a civil infraction and request an informal or formal hearing in person, by mail, by email or by phone.
 4. If a defendant Fails to Respond within the time period listed on the front of a citation or Fails to Appear for a Hearing, the Court will enter a default judgment against the defendant and impose appropriate sanctions.
 5. Payments may be made by certified check or money orders, made payable to the “1st District Court” or by using the Court’s online payment option. A NSF fee of $25.00 will be assessed and possible prosecution on personal checks.WARNING: Incorrect or late payments will result in further actions by the Court, including possible driver license suspension or other sanctions.
 6. Misdemeanor citations require the defendant to contact the court at (734) 240-7076. 

1st District Court
Traffic Fine and Costs Schedule

Description:

Total Due

Speeding General:

 

1 – 5 MPH Over Limit

$100.00

6 – 10 MPH Over Limit

$120.00

11-15 MPH Over Limit

$140.00

16-25 MPH Over Limit

$160.00

26+ MPH Over Limit

$180.00

Speeding on Interstate:

 

1 – 5 MPH Over Limit

$100.00

6 – 10 MPH Over Limit

$120.00

11-15 MPH Over Limit

$140.00

16-25 MPH Over Limit

$160.00

26+ MPH Over Limit

$180.00

Speeding in Construction/School/Emergency Zone:

Contact Court

Other Violations:

 

Careless Driving

$215.00

Child Restraint

$100.00

*Defective Equipment (Waivable)

$100.00*

Disobey Signal

$115.00

Disobey Signal w/Accident

$140.00

Disobey Stop Sign

$115.00

Disobey Stop-Sign w/Accident

$140.00

Expired Plate

$100.00

Fail to Change Address

$100.00

Fail to Signal

$115.00

Fail to Signal w/Accident

$140.00

Fail to Yield

$115.00

Fail to Yield w/Accident

$140.00

Follow too Close

$115.00

Follow too Close w/Accident

$140.00

Graduated License Violation

$100.00

Impeded Traffic

$200.00

Improper Overtaking / Passing / Turning

$115.00

Improper Overtaking / Passing / Turning w/Accident

$140.00

No Operator License on Person

$215.00

Other License Violations

Contact Court

* No Proof of Insurance (See Notes)

$140.00*

Parking Violation

$50.00

Parking Handicap Violation

$170.00

Refusal Preliminary Breath Test

$175.00

Registration Violations

$100.00

Seat Belt Violation(Driver/Passenger)

$65.00

Violation of Basic Speed Law (VBSL)

$115.00

Violation of Basic Speed Law w/Accident

$140.00

 

 

NOTES:

 

- Defective Equipment must be repaired & reported to court within 10 days

 

- Valid Proof of Insurance & $25.00 Fee mailed to court in 10 days

 

- Add $25.00 default fee after 10 days

 

- Add $45.00 Suspension Fee after 30 days – 20% Late fee after 56 days

 

IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR VIOLATION LISTED, CONTACT THE COURT AT (734) 240-7076. THIS SCHEDULE ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE VIOLATIONS PAID TO THE 1st DISTRICT COURT WITHIN 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE ON THE CITATION. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES HEARD IN COURT. PLEASE READ THE BACK OF CITATIONS FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.