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Traffic Court

If you have received a traffic citation for Lee County District Court, the following information will be helpful:

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 a trial date.

Tickets listed in the chart below may be paid by entering a guilty plea without a required court appearance. 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:

Lee County District Court
2311 Gateway Dr. RM #104
Opelika, AL 36801

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 (866) 954-9399. Cases may be paid with a credit or debit card by calling (877) 252-7294.

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 on date of citation, to the Clerk of Court for dismissal prior to the assigned court date. If the Defendant appears at the Clerk's office to provide proof, Defendant should bring the original proof of insurance and a copy of proof of insurance to leave with the Clerk. Defendant may mail proof of insurance to: Mary B Roberson, Circuit Clerk, 2311 Gateway Dr Room 104, Opelika, AL 36801. Payment should be made by cashier's check or money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

IF THE DEFENDANT DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE AND PURCHASED AFTER CITATION AND BEFORE COURT DATE, YOU CAN SHOW PROOF AND PAY $263.00 TO HAVE THE CASE DISMISSED WITH CONDITIONS, BUT 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 which may be paid without a court appearance.

Court Cost: $263

Charge Price Late Fee
Speeding $283 $365
Speeding (25 miles or over) $303 $385
Crossing the Median $293 $375
Driver's License Restriction $323 $405
Driving on the Wrong Side $293 $365
Expired Tag $283 $365
Fail to Dim/Railroad Crossing $273 $355
Failure to Yield $283 $365
Following to Close $283 $365
Improper Brakes/Signal $283 $365
Improper Lane Usage $293 $375
Improper Rearview Mirror $283 $365
Improper Tag $288 $370
Lights/Muffler/Signal $283 $365
Littering on Highway $363 $445
Move Over Law $288 $370
No Annual Inspection $288 $370
No Child Restraint $288 $370
No Drivers License $338 $420
No Helmet $273 $355
No Insurance $313 $395
No Medical Card $288 $370
No Seat Belt $46 -
Open Container $46 -
Overweight $363 $445
Running Red Light/Stop Sign $283 $365
Shifting Load $288 $370
Switched Tag $313 $395
Window Tint $283 $365