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Information about Traffic Cases

Fines for Traffic Tickets

Common Moving Violations Total Fine and Cost
Failure to Control Speed $185.00
Failure to Drive in a Single Marked Lane $150.00
Ran Stop Sign or Red Light $155.00
Unsafe Lane Change $160.00
Unsafe Speed $135.00
Driving on Wrong Side of Road - Not Passing $165.00
Driving Wrong Way - Divided Highway $215.00
Driving Wrong Way on One Way Road $280.00
Expired Driver's License* $100.00
Failure to Report Change of Address $75.00
No Driver's License on Demand $120.00
No Texas Driver's License $155.00
Violation of Driver's License Restriction $100.00
Expired Inspection Certificate** $105.00
Expired Vehicle Registration (Non Commercial)* $75.00
Failure to Wear Safety Seat Belt $125.00
Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility*** $315.00
Passing a Stopped School Bus $1080.00
Unrestrained Child $185.00

*Under the provisions of Texas Law, the court will dismiss the violations of Expired Driver's License and Expired Registration upon proof of (official receipt) that the matter was remedied within (10) working days of the ticket date. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed.

**If the inspection was expired for no more than 60 days and was corrected within ten (10) working days of the violation (proof of receipt required) the charge will be dismissed. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed

***A second or subsequent offense of Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility will carry an enhanced fine and a second or subsequent conviction will carry a suspension of the defendant's driver's license and registration.

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Information Packet for Traffic Cases
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General Information

This information is furnished to you to provide basic information relative to the law governing procedures for traffic cases in the Harris County Justice Courts.

The Harris County Justices of the Peace and the Clerks of the Harris County Justice Courts are not allowed to give legal advice. You are urged to review the applicable laws and to consult an attorney of your choice for further information or answers to specific legal questions.

You have the right to a trial by a jury and to be represented by an attorney of your choice, or to represent yourself.

Traffic offenses, generally, are punishable by a fine of not more than $200.00 and all costs of court.

Disclaimer: The law is constantly changing and there may be times when the information on this web site will not be current. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. This information is not a comprehensive treatment of the subject and is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.