– Traffic Fines

Please read the back of your citation carefully. You must sign and date the back of the citation and choose one of the following: Admit Responsibility, Admit with an Explanation, or Check the Charge One Box to Deny Responsibility.

If Admitting Responsibility, do the following:

 

Payment by Mail

  1. Sign and date the back of your citation admitting responsibility or pleading guilty.
  2. Payment must be by check or money order. Make checks and money orders payable to the 94th District Court.
  3. Locate the fine amount using the chart below.
  4. Mail your check/money order and the signed citation to:

94TH DISTRICT COURT
310 LUDINGTON STREET
ESCANABA, MI 49829
(906) 789-5127opens phone dialer

 

Payment by Credit Card

  1. CALL 1-888-604-7888opens phone dialer. You will need to reference our pay location which is Code 1163. A fee for this service will be added to the amount of fines due.
  2. To pay online, view the District Court online payments page.
  3. Use the citation number (the 4- OR 5-digit number at the top of the citation you received) as your case number.
  4. The offense date is the date you received the citation.

 

If you were told to contact the court, or if you choose to deny responsibility and would like to request an informal hearing, please contact the court and provide: a current mailing address or email address and phone number so we can send you a notice to appear in court.

Contact District Court

If you choose to admit responsibility with an explanation, this will be submitted to the magistrate to review and you will be contacted with a response by mail or email. The magistrate does not have the authority to remove the points that may be associated with your citation.

The signed citation must be received by this court within 10 days from the date the citation was issued. If not received within the 10-day period, the court will default you, which results in additional fees on the citation.

You have 6 weeks from the date of the citation to pay in full. A 14-day notice will be sent in the mail after 30 days. If not paid by the obligation date, your license is subject to suspension.

All moving traffic violations will be reported to the Secretary of State if you admit responsibility to the citation or if you are found responsible after an informal hearing. If you are eligible for a driver improvement class, the Secretary of State will send you that documentation in the mail. (You are eligible if you have not yet taken the class or if this is your first citation.) Any questions regarding your license or the points associated with your citation need to be directed to the Secretary of State.

If you posted bond with the officer, and it is the correct amount of your citation, and you wish to admit responsibility, you must sign the back of your citation admitting responsibility and mail, email or fax this to the Court. Once we receive your plea, we will apply the bond posted.

FAX: (906) 789-5198

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS: Read the reverse of your citation and make sure you send the copy to this Court after being signed off by a law enforcement agency.

FIX-IT TICKETS: Sign and date the original citation on the Admit Responsibility line. Take your vehicle and the citation to any Law Enforcement Agency. They will sign off on your citation. Mail or return the citation, signed by you and law enforcement, to the District Court within 10 days, and the fine will be waived.

If you still have questions, please call (906) 789-5106opens phone dialer.

 

VIOLATIONFINES & COSTS  POINTS
SPEEDING:
1-5 mph over limit$125.001
6-10 mph over limit$125.002
11-15 mph over limit$135.003
16-20 mph over limit$145.004
21-25 mph over limit$155.004
26+ mph over limitContact Magistrate
* Moving violations in Construction Zones, School Zones, & Emergency Scenes doubles the fines and costs.
OTHER VIOLATIONS:With Accident
Allowing a Suspended Person to Drive$200.000
Careless Driving$175.00$250.003
Child Restraint Violation$100.000
Defective Equipment$100.000
Disobey Stop Sign$125.00$135.003
Disobey Traffic Control Device$125.00$135.003
Drove Left of Center$125.00$135.002
Drove w/o Lights$125.002
Drove w/o Corrective Lenses$100.002
Drove Wrong Way$125.00$135.002
Expired Operator’s License$100.002
(Allowing expired operator)$50.000
Fail to Dim Headlights$125.002
Fail to Stop from Private Driveway$125.00$135.002
Fail to Stop w/Assured Clear Distance$125.00$135.002
Fail to Signal Turn$125.00$135.002
Fail to Yield$125.00$135.002
Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle$175.00$250.004
Follow Too Closely$125.00$135.002
Improper Height/Load$135.000
Improper Parking$75.000
Improper Passing$125.00$135.003
Improper Turn$125.00$135.002
No Cycle Endorsement$125.002
No Cycle Helmet$100.000
No Proof of Valid Insurance$150.000
Valid Proof in effect @ time of citation shown/Court $0
No Valid License on Person$125.000
Park in Handicapped Zone$200.000
Pass a School Bus$200.00$275.003
Refuse Preliminary Breath Test$200.000
Registration Violations – Expired$125.000
Registration Violations – Improper$200.000
Seatbelt Violation (Driver)$65.000
Seatbelt Violation (Passenger)$65.000
Tinted Windows$100.000
Unnecessary Noise$100.000
Violation of Basic Speed Law$125.00$135.002
Vision Obstruction$100.002
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