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ALL CITY OF RHOME City offices and Municipal Court will be closing at Noon (12:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, and will be closed all day on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. 
Normal business hours will resume on Friday July 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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If you are scheduled for a formal court setting, also called a Docket, you are required to appear in person unless you hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.

FAILURE TO APPEAR as ordered may result in a subsequent violation for "Failure to Appear" being issued with additional fines and fees assessed as required.

A WARRANT may be issued for your arrest with additional fees as required.

An OMNIbase HOLD may be placed on your driver license preventing you from renewing your DL until the violation in this court has been resolved in full.

COLLECTIONS STATUS with 30% additional fees may be applied as required.
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VIOLATIONS =  fine + required court costs/state fees = total assessed :
(this section is currently under construction so if your violation is not shown below, please contact the court for the correct amount.)
FIX-IT TICKETS - must provide proof of compliance within 20 calendar days from the date of the citation - if violation is fixed, you are required to pay a dismissal fee to the court with proof of compliance.
Fail to Display Driver License = $220 (provide proof of valid DL at time of stop) = $10 dismissal fee to the court
Expired Registration = $220  (must pay "Late Registration Fee" to the DMV) = $20 dismissal fee to the court
Fail to Report Change of Address on DL = $220 (must provide copy of renewed DL) = $20 dismissal fee to the court

Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (no insurance/expired insurance) = $431 (must provide proof of valid insurance that shows you as a covered driver that was valid at the time of the stop) = $0.00 dismissal fee
Operate Unregistered Motor Vehicle = $129 + $81 = $210
No Driver License = $314
Driving While License Invalid/Suspended = $231 (1st ofns), $281 (2nd ofns), $381 (3rd ofns)
 Fail to Dim Headlights-Following = $50 + $134 = $184
Fail to Dim Headlights-Meeting = $50 + $134 = $184
SPEEDING:
 * Speeding (10% over posted limit)             =  $200
 * Speeding (11-15 mph over posted limit)   =  $225
 * Speeding (16-20 mph over posted limit)   =  $250
 * Speeding (21-25 mph over posted limit)   =  $275
 * Speeding (26-29 mph over posted limit)   =  $300
 * Speeding (30 mph or more over posted limit)  =  $334
 * Speeding in school zone (6-14 mph over posted limit)    =  $250
 * Speeding in school zone (15-20 mph over posted limit)  =  $275
 * Speeding in school zone (21-29 mph over posted limit)  =  $300
 * Speeding in school zone (30 mph or more over posted limit)  =  $350
 * Increased Speed while being passed by another  =  $189
 * Fail to Control Speed  =  $234
    (if accident occurred, not eligible for Deferral or DSC without appearing at a scheduled court setting and entering your plea in open court.  The Judge must approve your request.)
 * Unsafe Speed  =  $334
    (if accident occurred, not eligible for Deferral or DSC without appearing at a scheduled court setting and entering your plea in open court.  The Judge must approve your request.)
 * Speeding in a Construction Zone (no workers present) = the fine is doubled (but not the state fees/court costs) -- (must appear at a scheduled court setting to discuss if any dismissal options)
* Speeding in a Construction Zone with workers present = the fine is double but may be as high as $1000 on the first offense. Not eligible for Deferred Disposition or Driver Safety Course) - contact the court for the amount assessed.
STOP SIGN
Fail to Stop at Designated Point at Stop Sign = $177 + $134 = $311
Fail to Stop at Stop Sign = $177 + $134 = $311
Disregard Stop Sign = $177 + $134 = $311
FAILURE TO YIELD.......
Failed to Yield at Stop Intersection ($177 + $134) = $311
Failed to Yield at Yield Intersection ($177 + $134) = $311
Failed to Yield Right of Way when turning left ($177 + $134) = $311
Failed to Yield Right of Way at open intersection ($177 + $134) = $311
Failed to Yield Right of Way when changing lanes ($177 + $134) = $311
Failed to Pull Over for Emergency Vehicle (at the direction of ... ) ($500 + $134) = $634
Failed to Yield Row to Emergency Vehicle ($500 + $134) = $634
Failed to Slow or Vacate Lane for Emergency Vehicle ($500 + $134) = $634
Failed to Yield Right of Way to Emergency Vehicle ($500 + $134) = $634
PARKING UNLAWFULLY
Parked in Posted No Parking Zone = $100 + $72 = $172.00
POSSESSION ........
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia = $284
Minor in Possession of Tobacco = $200 + $81 = $281
Minor in Possession of Alcohol = $200 + $81 = $281
Open Container in Motor Vehicle = $170 + $81 = $251
Public Intoxication = $200 + $81 = $281
Public Intoxication of a Minor = $259 + $81 = $340