Traffic Info

ACCEPTANCE OF VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AS BOND
ACCEPTANCE OF AAA CARD, ALLSTATE, AMACO
BOND SCHEDULE
EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE BOND SCHEDULE
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU FINE SCHEDULE
P.U.C.O. VIOLATIONS
O.R.C. OFFENSE WAIVER BOND

 

ADOPTED JANUARY 1, 1993

PREFACE

Only residents of Fayette County are to be cited -- all non-residents are required by the court to post bond or to waive their appearance in court, if eligible.

Bonds are for the purpose of assuring a person's appearance in court at a designated time. Persons posting bond should never be advised to forfeit. The person must either appear in court at the designated time, if bond is posted; or the person must waive his or her appearance if they are eligible to waive. In all minor misdemeanor cases, the arresting officer or his superior shall make an initial determination as to whether or not a bond is necessary to insure the accused's presence in court. Consideration shall be given to the type of offense alleged committed, and the residence, employment status past history, and demeanor of the accused, in determining whether a summons shall be issued or a bond required. If there is no apparent reason after consideration of the above factors to believe the defendant will not appear in court, a summons shall be issued in lieu of bond. Normally, out of county residents shall be required to post the appropriate bond.

In all cases in which the offense alleged is a minor misdemeanor under state law, the accused will be issued a citation informing him that he may appear within seven (7) days at the office of the Clerk, waive trial, plead guilty, and pay a stated fine in lieu of court appearance.

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ACCEPTANCE OF VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AS BOND

Section 2937.221 of the Ohio Revised Code does not permit acceptance of driver's license in lieu of bond for the following violations:

(1) Failure to comply with a lawful order;
(2) Vehicular homicide;
(3) Driving while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse;
(4) Reckless operation;
(5) Drag racing;
(6) Resisting arrest;
(7) Leaving the scene.

Driver's license shall be held in lieu of bond on minor misdemeanor traffic citations only, when the bond does not exceed $100.00.

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ACCEPTANCE OF AAA CARD, ALLSTATE, AMACO

This court will accept the above when the bond does not exceed $200.00. The card must be valid and used and only by the person it is signed by and issued to.

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BOND SCHEDULE

  Resident of the State Resident out of State
Minor Misdemeanor $ 100.00 $ 160.00
4th Degree Misdemeanor 250.00 500.00
3rd Degree Misdemeanor 500.00 750.00
2nd Degree Misdemeanor 750.00 1,000.00
1st Degree Misdemeanor 1,000.00 2,500.00
5th Degree Felony 2,500.00 5,000.00
4th Degree Felony 5,000.00 7,500.00
3rd Degree Felony 10,000.00 15,000.00
2nd Degree Felony 25,000.00 50,000.00
1st Degree Felony 50,000.00 100,000.00
Involuntary Manslaughter See Note 6 See Note 6
Voluntary Manslaughter See Note 6 See Note 6
Murder See Note 6 See Note 6
Aggravated Murder See Note 6 See Note 6
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EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE BOND SCHEDULE

  Resident of the State Resident out of State
D.W.I. 1,500.00 2,500.00
D.W.I. 2nd w/i 5 yrs 3,000.00 5,000.00
D.W.I. 3rd w/i 5 yrs. 5,000.00 7,500.00
D.W.I. 4th w/i 5 yrs. 7,500.00 10,000.00
D.W.I. 5th or subsequent w/i 5 yrs. 10,000.00 15,000.00
Vehicular Homicide (felony) 50,000.00 75,000.00
Vehicular Homicide (misdemeanor) 10,000.00 25,000.00
Drive Under Suspension 1,500.00 2,500.00
Drive Under Suspension 2nd or subsequent offense See Note 2 See Note 2
Drag Racing 2,500.00 3,500.00
Leave the Scene 1,500.00 2,500.00
Flee a Police Officer 3,000.00 6,000.00
No Operator's License (1st Degree) 1,500.00 2,500.00
No Operator's License
2nd or subsequent offense
See Note 2 See Note 2
2nd Moving Violation w/i 1 yr. 100.00 150.00
3rd or subsequent Moving Violation w/i 1 yr. 250.00 500.00
Domestic Violence (felony)* 7,500.00 15,000.00
Domestic Violence (misdemeanor)* 3,000.00 5,000.00
Menacing by Stalking (felony)* 7,500.00 15,000.00
Menacing by Stalking (misdemeanor)* 3,000.00 5,000.00
Resisting Arrest 1,500.00 3,000.00
Assault (See Note 3) 1,500.00 3,000.00
Obstructing a Public Official 1,500.00 2,500.00
Theft (See Note 10) 1,500.00 2,500.00

* Any person released on bond for a domestic violence charge or a menacing by stalking charge shall stay completely away from the complainant and/or alleged victim until further order of the court. Notation of this added condition of release must be affixed to any document given to defendant scheduling his/her next court appearance. No exceptions to this period of isolation from the complainant and/or victim will be allowed without written order of the court. When a person is charged with violation of a CPO, SPO, or a TPO, the defendant must post a $3,000.00 cash or surety bond if the violation was not personally observed by the officer. If an officer personally observes the violation of a CPO, TPO, or SPO, or the defendant admits to the violation or if the officer makes a personal request to the Judge, the defendant shall be held without bond until the next session of Court.

If a defendant is charged with a criminal act resulting in damage to any City or County Property while incarcerated in either the City or county Jail Facility, he or she wil be held in lieu of $3,000.00 cash or surety bond until further order of the Court.

Notes to Bond Schedule
  1. If the bond in misdemeanor offenses has not been previously listed in the bond schedule, then the bond for that particular section or code shall be set at the maximum amount of fine for that section or code. Law enforcement officers may request the court to raise or lower bonds upon personally contacting the court.
  2. If a defendant, who is charged with driving under suspension or a first degree no operator's license, has within 5 years previously been convicted for driving under suspension or no operator's license, $1,000.00 shall be added to the base bond for each conviction within 5 years. Please note, multiple no operator's license and driving under suspension convictions that are based upon and arise out of the same fact situation shall be considered as one prior conviction for the purpose of setting bond.
  3. If a victim in an assault case is handicapped, a minor, mentally retarded, age 65 or older, a family member, or seriously injured as a result of the assault, bond shall be $3,000.00 for a resident of the State of Ohio or $6,000.00 for a non resident of the State of Ohio.
  4. If a person is charged with a traffic offense, other than a minor misdemeanor, and any other person was seriously injured as a result of the offense, then the bond shall be the triplicate of the above-listed amount.
  5. In felony cases, except murder and manslaughter, when mandatory prison terms are applicable, bond shall be double the above-listed amount.
  6. Those charged with involuntary manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, murder, or aggravated murder shall be held without bond until further order of the court.
  7. Except for minor misdemeanors, bond shall be double the above-listed amount for all drug offenses.
  8. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2935.06, citations shall be issued for minor misdemeanors unless one of the exceptions is applicable.
  9. If any person is arrested for any offense, with the exception of a minor misdemeanor traffic offense, and is on probation with this count, the officer is ordered to hold the defendant without bond and to contact the probation officer or the court as soon as possible.
  10. If a person has been convicted of a theft offense within the last five years, the bond shall be double the above-listed amount.

Addendum: Person posting a bond may post a cash bond or surety bond. The Court will not accept 10 bonds unless ordered by the Court.

If a defendant is charged with a criminal act resulting in damage to any City or County Property while incarcerated in either the City or County Jail Facility, he or she will be held in lieu of $3,000.00 cash or surety bond until further order of the Court.

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU FINE SCHEDULE

The following is the fine schedule for all traffic violations other than those for which the accused must appear in court. Please note that $91.00 court costs and $39.00 State costs have been added to the waiver amount. Sheriff's costs have not been included.

    Fine Costs
Speed: 1-10 miles over posted limit    
  (including 2nd offense not specified) $ 30.00 + $ 130.00
Speed: 11-15 miles over posted limit    
  (including 2nd offense not specified) $ 35.00 + $ 130.00
Speed: 16-20 miles over posted limit    
  (including 2nd offense not specified) $ 70.00 + $ 130.00
Speed: 21-25 miles over posted limit    
  (including 2nd offense not specified) $110.00 + $ 130.00
Speed: Over 25 miles over posted limit    
  (including 2nd offense not specified) $150.00 + $ 130.00
Child Restraint 1st offense $ 35.00 + $ 130.00
  2nd offense (and subsequent offenses) $ 70.00 + $ 130.00
Reasonable Control   $ 35.00 + $ 130.00
Seat Belt Violation Driver $ 30.00 + $ 101.00
  Passenger $ 20.00 + $ 101.00
Expired O.L. First in 3 years $ 50.00 + $ 130.00
  less than 6 months and second in 3 years $ 100.00 + $ 130.00
  Greater than 6 months and second in 3 years $150.00 + $ 130.00
If defendant has 3 or more convictions in 3 years, or if defendant has never been licensed, appearance is required in court.
Texting while driving $150.00 $130.00
Other Traffic Violations not Specifically Listed $ 35.00 + $ 130.00
Traffic Violations 3rd within 1 year Not Charged $150.00 + $ 130.00
Criminal Violations Minor Misdemeanor $ 60.00 + $ 120.00
  2nd offense $110.00 + $ 120.00
  3rd & subsequent offenses $150.00 + $ 120.00
Parking in a Handicapped Parking Space (minor misdemeanor) $250.00 + $ 91.00
Parking in a Handicapped Parking Space when Valid Placard
with Date Prior to Date of Arrest is Shown to Court
   
  1st offense $ 50.00 + $ 91.00
  2nd & subsequent offenses $100.00 + $ 91.00
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OVERWEIGHT FINES BY STATUTE

OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs

0 to 2000 $ 80.00
2001 120.00
2100 121.00
2200 122.00
2300 123.00
2400 124.00
2500 125.00
2600 126.00
2700 127.00
2800 128.00
2900 129.00
3000 130.00
3100 131.00
3200 132.00
3300 133.00
3400 134.00
3500 135.00
3600 136.00
3700 137.00
3800 138.00
3900 139.00
4000 140.00
4100 141.00
4200 142.00
4300 143.00
4400 144.00
4500 145.00
4600 146.00
4700 147.00
4800 148.00
4900 149.00
5000 150.00
REQUIRED COURT APPEARANCE VIOLATIONS
5001 230.00
5100 232.00
5200 234.00
5300 236.00
5400 238.00
5500 240.00
5600 242.00
5700 244.00
5800 246.00
5900 248.00
6000 250.00
6100 252.00
6200 254.00
6300 256.00
6400 258.00
6500 260.00
6600 262.00
OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs
6700 $ 264.00
6800 266.00
6900 268.00
7000 270.00
7100 272.00
7200 274.00
7300 276.00
7400 278.00
7500 280.00
7600 282.00
7700 284.00
7800 286.00
7900 288.00
8000 290.00
8100 292.00
8200 294.00
8300 296.00
8400 298.00
8500 300.00
8600 302.00
8700 304.00
8800 306.00
8900 308.00
9000 310.00
9100 312.00
9200 314.00
9300 316.00
9400 318.00
9500 320.00
9600 322.00
9700 324.00
9800 326.00
9900 328.00
10000 330.00
10001 460.00
10100 463.00
10200 466.00
10300 469.00
10400 472.00
10500 475.00
10600 478.00
10700 481.00
10800 484.00
10900 487.00
11000 490.00
11100 493.00
11200 496.00
11300 499.00
11400 502.00
11500 505.00
11600 508.00
11700 511.00
OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs
11800 $ 514.00
11900 517.00
12000 520.00
12100 523.00
12200 526.00
12300 529.00
12400 532.00
12500 535.00
12600 538.00
12700 541.00
12800 544.00
12900 547.00
13000 550.00
13100 553.00
13200 556.00
13300 559.00
13400 562.00
13500 565.00
13600 568.00
13700 571.00
13800 574.00
13900 577.00
14000 580.00
14100 583.00
14200 586.00
14300 589.00
14400 592.00
14500 595.00
14600 598.00
14700 601.00
14800 604.00
14900 607.00
15000 610.00
15100 613.00
15200 616.00
15300 619.00
15400 622.00
15500 625.00
15600 628.00
15700 631.00
15800 634.00
15900 637.00
16000 640.00
16100 643.00
16200 646.00
16300 649.00
16400 652.00
16500 655.00
16600 658.00
16700 661.00
16800 664.00
16900 667.00
OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs
17000 $ 670.00
17100 673.00
17200 676.00
17300 679.00
17400 682.00
17500 685.00
17600 688.00
17700 691.00
17800 694.00
17900 697.00
18000 700.00
18100 703.00
18200 706.00
18300 709.00
18400 712.00
18500 715.00
18600 718.00
18700 721.00
18800 724.00
18900 727.00
19000 730.00
19100 733.00
19200 736.00
19300 739.00
19400 742.00
19500 745.00
19600 748.00
19700 751.00
19800 754.00
19900 757.00
20000 760.00
20100 763.00
20200 766.00
20300 769.00
20400 772.00
20500 775.00
20600 778.00
20700 781.00
20800 784.00
20900 787.00
21000 790.00
21100 793.00
21200 796.00
21300 799.00
21400 802.00
21500 805.00
21600 808.00
21700 811.00
21800 814.00
21900 817.00
22000 820.00
22100 823.00
OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs
22200 $ 826.00
22300 829.00
22400 832.00
22500 835.00
22600 838.00
22700 841.00
22800 844.00
22900 847.00
23000 850.00
23100 853.00
23200 856.00
23300 859.00
23400 862.00
23500 865.00
23600 868.00
23700 871.00
23800 874.00
23900 877.00
24000 880.00
24100 883.00
24200 886.00
24300 889.00
24400 892.00
24500 895.00
24600 898.00
24700 901.00
24800 904.00
24900 907.00
25000 910.00
25100 913.00
25200 916.00
25300 919.00
25400 922.00
25500 925.00
25600 928.00
25700 931.00
25800 934.00
25900 937.00
26000 940.00
26100 943.00
26200 946.00
26300 949.00
26400 952.00
26500 955.00
26600 958.00
26700 961.00
26800 964.00
26900 967.00
27000 970.00
27100 973.00
27200 976.00
27300 979.00
OVERLOAD POUNDS: FINE - Add $ 130.00 costs
27400 $ 982.00
27500 985.00
27600 988.00
27700 991.00
27800 994.00
27900 997.00
28000 1000.00
28100 1003.00
28200 1006.00
28300 1009.00
28400 1012.00
28500 1015.00
28600 1018.00
28700 1021.00
28800 1024.00
28900 1027.00
29000 1030.00
29100 1033.00
29200 1036.00
29300 1039.00
29400 1042.00
29500 1045.00
29600 1048.00
29700 1051.00
29800 1054.00
29900 1057.00
30000 1060.00
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P.U.C.O. VIOLATIONS

119 N. Main Street, Victor Pontious, Jr., Judge
Washington C.H., Ohio 43160 Wynona L. Detty, Clerk
(614) 636-2350
Court - Monday @ 9:30 A.M. (except holidays)

All PUCO Violations $ 100.00 + $ 120.00 costs
2nd Offense 200.00 + $ 120.00 costs
Driving or on Duty While Under the Influence 1000.00
Operating an O/S Vehicle or Driver 500.00
Failure to Comply Inspection 500.00
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DIVISION OF WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS

O.R.C. OFFENSE WAIVER BOND

O.R.C. Offense Waiver Bond
  License Violations    
1533.10 (C) Hunting w/o license $ 55.00  
1533.10 (C) Non-resident hunting w/o license 75.00  
1533.32 (C) Fishing w/o license 55.00  
1533.32 (C) Fail to carry & exhibit fishing license 55.00  
1533.32 (C) Non-resident fishing w/o license 55.00  
1533.14 (C) False statement to obtain license 55.00 105.00
1533.14 (C) Failure to display hunting license 55.00  
1533.11 (C) Hunt deer w/o permit 55.00  
  Litter and State Property Violations    
1531.29 (C) Stream litter or State property litter 55.00 200.00
3767.32 (C) Litter public & private property 500.00  
1531.02 (C) Vehicle in unauthorized area 55.00 105.00
1531.02 (C) Destruction state property 250.00  
Hunting and Fishing Violations
1531.02 (C) Overlimit fish/game (other than deer) 55.00 105.00
1531.02 (C) Hunting before/after hours 40.00  
1531.02 (C) Illegal possession/taking hen pheasant 105.00  
1531.02 (C) Hunting in closed season including pursuing
furbearers with hunting device
55.00 105.00
1531.02 (C) Illegal possession of wild animals except deer 55.00 105.00
1533.07 (C) Take/possess non-game birds 55.00 200.00
1533.17 (C) Hunting, fishing, trapping without permission 500.00  
  Second Offense 750.00  
Deer Violations
1531.02 (C) Illegal possession/taking deer 105.00 250.00
1531.02 (C) Assisting illegal possession/taking deer 55.00 150.00
1531.02 (C) All other deer violations not listed 55.00 150.00
1533.161 (C) Jacklighting (Spotlighting wild animals including deer) 105.00 250.00
Miscellaneous Violations
1533.67 (C) Resisting/interfering with Game Protector 1,000.00  
2923.16 (C) Improper transportation firearm in motor vehicle 1,000.00  
  All other Revised Code wildlife laws or wildlife
order violations not listed
55.00 150.00
  On bonds which are variable, they may be set at officer's discretion w/i limits set by the court.
  Persons must be taken forthwith to post bond and must be advised to appear at the designated time.
  (W) Can be waived; Add $120.00 court costs
(C) Required Court Appearance only
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